Tuesday Morning

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 7:41 a.m.

Random Thoughts for Tuesday

So today I am trying something new.

Today I am writing the post on my “Word” program and then transferring it to my post editor on the blog. This way I can write a few thoughts and save them and then take a break and come back to the writing whenever I am ready. I think I can save a lot of bandwidth by doing it this way and maybe I can say some things that I might not otherwise have thought of saying —— thus perhaps making this whole thing more bearable for my readers to read.

Now I guess some of these posts are going to be longer than they normally are but I am thinking, “People like Rush Limbaugh write pretty long posts and their stuff gets read so maybe my readers will take the time to read my rambles as well. We shall see. It never hurts to try and maybe I can say something that somebody will find useful or informative —– and who knows ——- maybe as time goes by I can even develop something of a fan base of people wishing to avail themselves of my own special brand of perverted genius. LOL.

Donald Trump seems to have gotten off to an interesting start with his presidential campaign, hasn’t he? —– I hear there are some Mexican People making Donald Trump Pinatas —– and we all know by now how NBC has reacted to his “Mexican” statements, don’t we?

It is kind of sad about the Trump/NBC thing because in my personal opinion all he did was tell some truth about a lot of those crossing the U.S. borders illegally. —– It has been widely reported that there are some criminal elements sneaking across the border and I am sure there is every possibility that some of the illegals are bringing some illnesses with them because not everybody “Down There” is probably vaccinated. —– So The Donald probably hit on some really true things but I guess it is the way he presented it that pissed the television network off at him. But I think he does have some good points about the dangers posed by what seems to be a mounting situation of “Open and uncontrolled illegal crossings” at our southernmost borders —– and the White House policies on immigration do not seem to be helping matters at this point in time either, do they?

In my view the deportations are simply not happening fast enough. —– But then with all the right wing budget cuts have hit hard at the Border Patrol and that doesn’t do much to make the situation any better either does it? —– The Conservatives bitch and moan about the flow of illegal immigrants but then they go right ahead and refuse to allocate the necessary funds to beef up the Border patrol sufficiently so I think there are some Righties who are talking out of both sides of their mouth about illegal immigration.

The upside is that illegal immigration does provide American Business with a source of cheap labor —– labor that I suppose is often paid under the table in order to avoid paying social security taxes and what not. —- Whadda ya think about that?

Same Sex Marriage

I guess everybody is going to be talking about transgender and same sex and Gay issues for awhile now that the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates of possibility in that direction.

I’ve been thinking about all this “Gay and Transgender” and “Sexual Orientation” stuff a lot and I think I have hit on something that makes a lot of sense and I would like to present a suggestion on the matter right here:

I think The United States should pass a law declaring “Conservatism” in all its various forms and personas as a sexual orientation instead of a political entity.

“Why?” you may be tempted to ask.

The reason I think Conservatism should be known as a sexual orientation instead of as a political orientation is because it seems to me that Conservatism is the one agenda-specific movement in the country more bent on screwing the under classes than in helping anybody — except for their rich cronies of course.

Now in regards to the LGBT movement in general —– I haven’t seen a line of “Rainbow” clothing coming out anywhere yet, have you? —– I think there would be a fortune to be made in designing and selling clothing with rainbow colors and designs now that the LGBT Rights thing is so much in the limelight.

Since LGBT is so much in the news right now and since the nation seems to be so accepting as a whole and since the whole political paradigm surrounding LGBT issues seems to be changing rapidly and dramatically . . . . . what are the possibilities that a lot of Right Wing political hopefuls will be moderating their public positions on the subject? —– Will a refusal by candidates for public office to embrace the new national norm associated with the explosion of LGBT interest be the nail in the coffin that assures their defeat at the polls now?

I am thinking that the new LGBT prominence has got to be dealing a swift kick in the ass to some of the staid old positions of the “Good Ole Boy” crowd and their —– for want of a better word —– confederates (cohorts)(kinsmen)(clones). —– I am getting off on the idea the Righties now have a new challenge because I have often thought Righties are challenged enough as it is seeing as how so many of them don’t even know what time of day it is at any given time.

Alright friends —– I had a ham, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle, green pepper and cheese submarine sandwich for breakfast —- a total of 550 calories —– and I have been able to maintain my weight loss of the 6 pounds I had reported earlier so let’s see how this all works out.

I will keep you posted.

Bye for now.

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 7:49 a.m.

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 7:49 a.m.

Ah, morning again! — I am still alive! — Interesting!

So the first question of the day: “Is it better to start the day picking one’s nose or scratching one’s ass? Continue reading

Clinton, Clinton and more Clinton, all the time and everywhere!

For the entire length of both of President Obama’s Administrations all I have heard from both the Right and the Left has been a constant barrage of “Obama this” and “Obama that” and “Obama the other” —– and I have to confess —– I am god damned sick and tired of hearing every pundit and seeing every headline on every newspaper, magazine and toilet roll emblazoned with “Obama, Obama, Obama!” —– I am weary and fatigued by a constant media diet about “Obama.” —– Everywhere I look or wherever my ears turn there is something about “Obama is a fraud,” “Obama is involved in a scandal,” “Nobody knows who Obama really is,” —– blah, blah, blah, blah, ad-infinitus! —– Damn, people —- Give me a break, will ya?

Now that it is time to parade the candidates for the 2016 election cycle I am starting to see Hillary Clinton’s name everywhere as the faithful Left Wingers seem to me to be trying to giver her a “Coronation” rather than an election. —– “Hillary this,” or “Hillary that,” or “Hillary the other!” —– Both the Anti-Clinton publicity machines are roaring in fairly high gear now: “Hillary, Benghazi, Hillary E-mails, Hillary, Hillary, Hillary —–” Dam, folks! — Give me a break already!

I have news for somebody and if YOU are somebody who is involved with selling advertising to television or radio or newspaper or magazine let me warn you right now —– I am not going to put up with being bombarded every waking minute of my life this election season with fucking negative political advertising! —– Be forewarned that the first time I even suspect some commercial pushing some political candidate is going to be printed or aired, that print product is going straight into the trash can until after the elections and that television or radio is going to be turned off —- or at best, I will turn the electronics off the stations airing the most political bullshit and if I watch at all I will be watching the stations I think have the least of it! —– I went through all this shit ever since 2000 and I am tired of it!

Last word: “I know how damned deceiving and treacherous some political candidates can be (Most of them if you want my opinion) but for my money some (not all) of the most and worst treacherous and lying and deceiving of the bunch are some of those who take great pains to stress their religion or their “Family and Moral Values” in their political campaigns and who come off as obviously cheap, phony or weak in their presentations! (You can sense it because the camera enhances dishonesty.) The first time I hear any candidate talk about his or her obviously inflated or enhanced bullshit “Family and Moral Values” that candidate has gained an automatic rejection from me because in my experience it has always been some of the most religious-sounding of the politicians who have been the worst assholes once they get elected and I am tired of that old song and dance too.

Leave your Bibles at home when you go on the campaign trail, guys because you ain’t fooling nobody! —– If you are one of those then be advised that the backwoodsers will vote for you just because you appear to them to be one of the “Good Old Fellers” and you won’t need to tickle their religious funny bones. —– Talk about money, jobs, kids, family picnics and welfare checks and you will be flooded with votes from that demographic — trust me! —– Cater well enough to the masses of “What’s in your campaign for me?” voters and you can almost be assured of getting your share of the “populist” vote.

But keep in mind also —- individual votes aren’t shit in America anymore —– It is the decision of either the “Electoral College” or “The Supreme Court” that is going to crown the next president —- so if you are seriously in the running this time around you are going to have to suck up to them big time! —– Hint of the day: “Mammon’s worshippers will have an easier time of it.” —– So if you are a candidate and you want serious recognition on the campaign trail you are going to have to do at least a little whoring of one kind or another for the “Big-Bucks” crowd. —– Get used to that! —– That’s the American Way in the 21st Century here.

There you have it, folks —- cut and dried, black and white!

I am wondering when they are going to trot out the “Abortion” issue? —– They always harp on abortion during election campaigns and then once the campaigns are over you barely hear the word, “Abortion” again until the next election cycle rolls around.

If The Cost Of Health Care Is Decreasing How Come You Are Paying More?

The news media tells us that the cost of health care in The United States is slowing down but people are reporting their health insurance premiums are still going through the roof and they haven’t felt any benefits from any “slowed” health care costs in their own wallets. A lot of pretty pissed off people are wondering “Why?”

What is it that caused you to get that 400% hike in your co-pays?

The Right Wing has the answer of course —– their answer anyway:  “It’s all Obama’s fault.  He lied about the cost of Obamacare.”

That’s a pretty pat assumption among the Obama Haters —– but it is way off the mark in the real world!

So where are all the savings employees should be receiving on their health care if the costs of health care are slowing down so much as the media have reported?

The Real World answer is that the “savings” are going to the employers and the Medical Establishment but not to —– wait for it —– wait for it —– “Consumers.” —– (People like you and me —– we do not get our share of the savings in health care!  Is that a big surprise to anybody?  Is it a big surprise that the big money guys are manipulating the savings in health care so they can grab the cream of the savings for their own bottom lines and their own pockets?

Does the light begin to shine yet?

The steady stagnation and constant decline in worker wages over the past decade or so hasn’t helped the individual health care cost picture very much either —– The insurance premiums keep going up —– employers keep sucking their employees for bigger and bigger contributions to the cost of their own health care —– inflation drives the cost of everything from cat condoms to cherry blossom sundaes up and up and up —– but individual worker wages keep losing ground —– keep being weakened by inflation and by employer demands for concessions —– and the cost of Insurance Premiums keeps on escalating and escalating and escalating like —– like a major pain in the general consumer’s and the average time-clock-puncher’s asses!

Of course if I were in business for myself I guess I would be tempted to reduce the wage and benefit packages I offered to my prospective employees as low as I could get by with —– as low as they could go and still make the job offer attractive enough that it would still appeal to people who don’t know any better than to settle for whatever they can get.

Vox has a great article that explains it all —- ( RIGHT HERE ) —– and the article is on my personal “recommended reading” list for anyone who is interested in these things and who may have been led to believe it is somehow the fault of the government and not of the greed mongers at the top of the economic heap.

I do not know for sure but I am assuming that most —– many, at any rate —– contemporary employers are stacking the deck in their job packages so they can attract some of those “Americans In Waiting” who are lurking in the shadows —–  drawing their housing allotments and their free health care and whatever —– and so that the declining American Working Class can be pushed farther and farther into the shadows as big money capitalizes on all the profits to be made from —– immigrant labor.

I want to add a word about those “Americans In Waiting” if I may:  “It frosts my twinkie to hear them called “Americans In Waiting.”  The reason it frosts my twinkie is because they got here by crossing the borders without legal permission — (illegally if you prefer)— and the way I see things that makes them lawbreakers and I have a hard time comparing those who came here illegally to those who took the time and trouble to go through the legal process and who are now awaiting their citizenship too.  I think calling the illegals “Americans In Waiting” is a slap in the face of our immigrant population who chose to do things the legal and honorable way.

Others may think differently but that is MY opinion.

How much can I trust the government?

It is getting harder for me to trust the things the candidates say when they are running for offices . . . . . regardless of whether the candidate making the promises is a Liberal or a Conservative.  I haven’t heard too many promises from Independents because it seems to me that nobody much listens to Independents.  I don’t know if that is a “Money” thing or what.   Continue reading

The Obama/Cuba Actions

December 20, 2014

My Opinion
by John

CUBA:  A lot of the right nothings are running around raising hell about Obama’s actions to try to get some normalized relationships with Cuba again after 50 effing years – – fifty years of a sanction that never worked – – and what the hell are we supposed to expect from some of the Right know-nothings?

Isn’t their “Thing” to say whatever kind of nasty sh*t they can say about President Obama and to try to get in his face and prevent anything happening that he ever thought about wanting to happen?  That’s what a lot of those sh*twads in D.C., are about and I don’t think there is much of a question about it at this point – – – after they have been busting their balls for more than 6 years now trying to decimate the President’s total legacy and agenda.

O.K., I have an opinion about the Obama/Cuba move:

I think it is probably one helluva lot better to have normal relations with Cuba than it is to have Russian or Chinese oil wells and missiles just 90 miles off our southernmost coast.

Christ, folks – – when are some of these right-leaning idiots up in D.C., going to get their heads out of their a**es about the security and best interests of The United States of America?

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting much here lately and there is a reason for that – – maybe more than one reason.

I have gotten so damned tired of reading all the insane, asinine, garbage that comes out of a great many right wing radical websites and other media and I have gotten so damned weary of watching them defend their failed policies and a$$hole positions on issues – – especially when their rants and raves are proven to be faulted or false – – I am getting to the point where I might have to get some duct tape to keep my head from exploding.

For example:  It hasn’t been all that long ago since some of the rightist basstids were all over Obama because they were accusing him of causing high gasoline prices at the pump because of some “conspiracy” he was supposed ( alleged by the right azzoles) to have cooked up to put the American People under a tyrannical thumb – – (or some such horse shitowski as that ) – – but now that those gas prices are on the skids, I don’t hear one God-(expletive) word of gratitude or praise for the President’s part in bringing them down again.  I ask myself the question, “What’s up with that, righties?”

I suppose after spending years of accusing Obama of being the “High Gas Price” culprit they are now going rub salt up their anal cavaties and  try to deny he had a damned thing to do with getting those prices down again – – which, in all reality he probably didn’t have a direct influence because gas prices are always dependent on the available supply of oil and not necessarily on something the President does or doesn’t do.  And the sad part is that every second or third grader in elementary school knows this stuff – – except perhaps in some of those states where the school textbook publishers have revised History to pump up the effing right wing fantasy about things.

I don’t even read right wing verbal defecation anymore because it never seems to change and it sure as hell never has anything worth listening to.  I know some of them will immediately jump my hump over what I am writing here but that is alright – – I will never see it because I don’t intend to dirty my eyes by looking at their journalistic obscenities anymore.

Sure, they have wormed their way into power again and I just can’t wait to see who they will put the ultimate “F” to once they are seated in their new offices after January.  I am sure they are hard at work getting some pretty big physical evidences of libidinous stimulation – –  thinking of the crap they plan to lay on the middle class and the working classes of this country and I can almost certainly predict that whatever they are cooking up as their legislative agenda will amount to little more than a manure sundae for the rest of us.

That’s enough ranting for today.

If I get a worm up my rear end about something I might do some more later today or tomorrow – – or maybe not!

I just do not feel driven any more!

So once again the bywords become, “Cuba Libre!”

Righties went on the rampage against President Obama again yesterday after the President showed signs of being favorable to normalizing relations with the Island Nation of Cuba once again – – after decades of sanctions and other measures taken since the 1960s.

I found a blogger who offers three shining examples of words that I think every American should memorize – – keep on their refrigerators – – paste on the side of their land-line telephones – – write on a label and stick it to the back of their smart phones – – write the words on their foreheads and tee-shirts – – –

And what are those three words that should remind us of how positively we should respond to any hint of normalization in Cuban/American relations:

The three magic words to remember as a buffer against Right Wing objections to normalizing relationships with Cuba are . . . “MADE IN CHINA!”

And are there other words we should be thinking about when considering any possibility of normalizing these relationships?

How about this string of words: “Russia may be showing a desire to drill for oil right off the Cuban Coast.” – – ( 90 miles from our own shores here in The U.S.)

How about if we normalize relations with Cuba and get a deal of our own to drill for oil right off The Cuban Coast? 

Wouldn’t that be a tad better?

Read more about it – – – ( RIGHT HERE FOLKS )