Monday, December 5, 2016

A RANT ...

So …. due to unrestrained toxicity and hatred with regard to this insane election, I have decided to deactivate my Facebook account temporarily until sanity returns to the world.  I know that I have my opinions, but I don’t get personal or mean.  Well, I did.  But, only once.  It was an old friend of mine who kept lecturing me on abortion even though I was very clear with her that (a) I do not believe in abortion and that is why I took the pill my entire single life; (b) I emphasized that abortion is LEGAL; and (c) if you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t get one; and FINALLY (d) you cannot tell other people what to do.  So take a chill pill already.  



Then, I posted the above that stated how Trump is basically setting up his entire cabinet with a bunch of Wall Street CEOs and lobbyists which is exactly what he said he WOULDN’T DO.  I was merely pointing out the hypocrisy of that and I immediately had eight million people pouncing on me and I just got so pissed off.  CAN’T I JUST STATE MY OPINION WITHOUT GETTING INTO A WAR? JEEZ. 

But, it is the nature of Facebook.  Hence, my break. So I’ll stick to my blog where it is relatively safe for me to spew my toxic liberal pinko commie opinions out into the blogosphere.  But you know what?  They’re not really pinko commie ideas.  They’re basic justice and fairness for all ideas (but to the right wing they are equivalent to being in league with Satan and wanting EVERYTHING FOR FREE).  My opinions are heresy and sin and I must be destroyed and sent directly to Hell, do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.

In the world of right wing politics and evangelical thought you have boxes that you must live within.  If you don’t live within those boxes, you’re going to Hell.  PERIOD.  END OF STORY.  GOD I CAN’T WAIT TO DIE and have all these fuckers see me in line, right IN FRONT of them at the Pearly Gates.  

I realize that if you don’t know me personally, my writing comes off as harsh and opinionated.  But I’m not really harsh and opinionated.  I have a heart for people and I cannot stand injustice or hypocrisy.  I CAN'T. 
   
The right wing evangelicals are always invoking Jesus and the Constitution but rarely consult their own hearts or their conscience.  They’ve got boundaries everywhere.  Rules that should never be broken, lines that should never be crossed.  It’s inhuman.  Life does not work like that.  So here’s a box for you … Say you’re born into a devout Mormon family (insert your religion of choice) and you’re gay.  What do you do?  The pain you must live with, the angst, the fear of losing your family if you come out.  Everything connected to this one horrible thing in your life is going to condemn you to Hell and you’re only 20!  That is being in a box that doesn’t conform to everyone else’s box.  HOW CAN ANYONE EXPECT TO LIVE WITH THAT?  It’s horrible.  

No compassion.  No identifying or putting yourself in their place.  No attempt to even try to feel for that person. 
 
And in all fairness, I do know some really good Christian people who really get the message.  Who have real hearts for God and their fellow man.  Maybe we don’t hear or see enough from them.  Because damn, if you're just going to go by the Christians on Facebook they're the most judgmental, hateful people on earth.  They will make excuses for their boy Trump even though deep down they have to know he is not an honorable man.  They are so willing to overlook all of his obvious character flaws and voted for him just because they hated Hillary.  THIS is what I don’t understand.  They’re the first to nail your ass to the cross, but the also the first to forgive THEIR OWN of EVERYTHING from grabbing pussies to molesting little boys.  H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y.  

In my experience, only suffering and misfortune can make a human being a human being.  It's the only way to learn empathy.  To relate with someone else’s pain, to connect with another human being because you have had your heart broken too.  THAT is what connects us.  Not allegiance to this flag or that church.  I think the evangelicals get it all wrong.  You don’t have to DO anything because God loves you already.  As a very wise man that I respect tremendously has written … You don’t get it by doing it right, You get it by doing it wrong.  (Fr. Richard Rohr).  

And Donald Trump is a child who is baited, as Hillary Clinton said, by a tweet.  HE IS.  That is not a lie, it is a fact.  He is an unscrupulous business man who knows how to cheat and steal with the protection of the U.S. Government.  And in his own words, that’s what makes him smart.  He can't keep his hands off his phone and at some point this guy is going to tweet something crazy and the next thing you know a missile is going to be headed our way or vice-versa.  Don’t laugh … it could happen.  There has been nothing but controversy since he became the president elect and he hasn’t even taken the oath yet.  

And this is what is causing all the hate on Facebook.  People who love Trump vs. the people who don’t.  Facebook gives average people a soapbox on which to pontificate but unfortunately, a lot of those people do not know what they’re talking about.  I don't make excuses for Bill Clinton's womanizing.  He's a man-whore.  He is. He's brilliant, but he lied to America when he said he did not have sex with that woman ... blah blah blah.  When he came clean, I was pissed!  He made a fool of me, defending him like an idiot.  This is why I don't understand how these so called Christians are so blind to who Trump is.  It's mind-boggling.

And then, if I'm going to be really honest with myself, I have to ask myself if am like the Trump lovers who hate the left?  I don't think so.  Because the difference is that if I see wrong, or hypocrisy, or lying, or cheating ... I call it what it is and I don't care if it's my candidate.  I'm not that blind.  Oh it's all so exhausting isn't it?  You care but you don't want to.  And If you don't care then you feel like you should. *sigh*

I've posted this video before but I think it deserves repeating because I love George Carlin and no truer words were ever spoken.  I think he is really right on in what he says in this monologue.  


If it doesn't download, go here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEtI&t=112s






George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

Friday, November 11, 2016

HAPPY VETERANS DAY ...


I'm going to make this short and sweet.  In honor of all those who served, fought, lost lives, limbs, sanity and made a sacrifice most of us can't imagine, here are those who do not deserve any thanks.  Because THEY DIDN'T SERVE:

President Elect Donald J. Trump - 


 This does not constitute, nor does it suffice as "serving your country."  It's called Military SCHOOL.  NOT serving in the Military.

Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Donald J. Trump seemed the picture of health.
He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.


Bill Clinton -


IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THE ENTIRE PIECE I'LL GIVE YOU THE CRIB NOTES.  HE GOT OUT OF SERVING.  SO IN MY OPINION, HE IS A SHAMEFUL COWARD. 

In 1964 Bill Clinton was classified 2-S (student deferment), which protected him from the draft throughout his undergraduate years at Georgetown University. As Bill Clinton approached graduation from Georgetown in 1968 his classification was changed to 1-A (Available for the draft).  

Family and friends with political influence kept Bill Clinton out of the draft after his graduation from Georgetown University.  His uncle, Raymond Clinton, in 1968 personally contacted Senator Fulbright, William Armstrong (Chairman of the Hot Springs draft board) and Lt. Commander Tice Ellis, Jr. (Commanding Officer of the local Naval Reserve unit) to obtain a slot for Bill in the Naval Reserve. A slot was especially created for Bill when no existing reserve slots were open at his local reserve unit. 

Bill Clinton, choosing not to follow through, failed to show up at the reserve unit for his interview and physical. Raymond Clinton later informed Lt. Com. Ellis that Bill would not be joining the reserves and that everything has been taken care of.

On February 2nd, 1969 Bill Clinton, while at Oxford University, finally takes his physical for the armed services and passes. His pre-induction physical was delayed over 10 months (twice as long as anyone else in his age group and situation).

In April 1969 Clinton fails to show up for his induction to military service. Clinton claims he did not receive the notice until after the dead line date and the draft board told him to ignore this notice.

While still in Oxford, Bill Clinton begins planning his appeal for his next induction notice. The plan he comes up with is to have his notice rescinded by joining the R.O.T.C. at the University of Arkansas.

In July of 1969 Clinton returns home from Oxford after he receives a second induction notice. He is to report on July 28, 1969.


Clinton's friend and Oxford classmate, Cliff Jackson, had several friends in influential positions arranged a meeting for Bill Clinton with Col. William A. Hawkins. Hawkins was the only man in the State of Arkansas who could rescind the induction notice.


Clinton's induction notice was rescinded and was admitted into the Arkansas University R.O.T.C. program after he promised to enroll in law school at the University of Arkansas. Bill's new draft classification is 1-D (ROTC deferment)
For the remainder of the summer, Bill Clinton goes to Washington D.C. and works with the anti-war movement at the National Headquarters of the Vietnam Moratorium.

George W. Bush -

On May 2 1973, Richard Nixon was still reeling from the Watergate scandal. American troops were on their way home from Vietnam. And outside Houston, in Texas, a 26-year-old named George Bush, a lieutenant in the National Guard, reported for drill duty as usual at Ellington air force base. 

That, at any rate, is the impression given by military payroll records released by the Bush administration on Tuesday. Apparently, however, Lt Bush's superiors at Ellington didn't see it that way. In an annual evaluation of his performance - dated, coincidentally, the very same day, May 2 - they conceded that they couldn't actually evaluate his performance, because they hadn't seen him for months.
 





Rush Limbaugh -



The best story concerns Rush Limbaugh, the ferociously bellicose radio personality, who allegedly had either "anal cysts" or an "ingrown hair follicle on his ass". It is not my custom to mock others' ailments, but anyone who has listened to Limbaugh's program can imagine the dripping scorn he would bring to the revelation that a prominent Democrat had skipped a war over something like that. Also, in his case, a pain in the ass is peculiarly appropriate.

Dick Cheney -


It was 1959 when Dick Cheney, then a student at Yale University, turned 18 and became eligible for the draft.

Mr. Cheney sought deferments. By the time he turned 26 in January 1967 and was no longer eligible for the draft, he had asked for and received five deferments, four because he was a student and one for being a new father.

NOW FOR THE HEROES.

My papa daddy. Abel Martinez, Jr., served as a medic during Korea.  Was drafted and by the grace of God was sent to Germany.  


IS HE HANDSOME OR WHAT!



My brother, George A. Martinez.  Served five years in the Navy - Seabees.





My grandfather Abel Martinez was a career army man.  Served during WWI.  Fought and was wounded in the Argonne Forrest in France.  Wish I had a picture of him, but I don't.  

Uncle Hector Martinez - Paratroopers.

Uncle Larry Salcido - served in the Philippines during WWII.

Uncle Pablo - served WWII.  Was bayoneted by a Japanese soldier and lost an eye.

Uncle Francisco - Served in WWII.  Came home.

Uncle Eliso Martinez - Served in WWII.  Fought on the front lines.  Came home.

Uncle Chato - Korea.  Fought and saw action in Korea. Came home.
Uncle Chato in Korea <3

Cousin Carlos Jimenez.  Served in Vietnam.  Was a career Army man.

My good GOOD Friend - Al Varela.  Served in Vietnam, earned a Bronze Star.
 
Al Varela
 



My neighbor Frankie Felix - Vietnam, lost his leg.  Came home and had a really difficult time.  

I wish I had pictures of all of them so you could see what REAL HEROES look like.  REAL MEN.  Their country called and they went.  They didn't cry about it, they didn't go to Canada, THEY DIDN'T RUN AWAY and they didn't get deferments.   They went.  They served.  They fought.  And thank God, they came home.  I am incredibly proud of all of them.  Wish I could say the same for the four cowards above.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PRESIDENT TRUMP???

I feel extraordinarily sad today.  A man, a strange orange man who had a reality TV show has been voted into the office of the presidency.  A reality star.  A man whose words are disgusting, vile, shameless, unintelligent, disrespectful, racist, misogynistic.  A man whose business practices are unethical.  Who is an adulterer and a sexual predator.  A man who many evangelicals voted for.  Good Christian people ... which I cannot understand.  It appears that America has spoken and they want a misogynistic, racist with no real plan for the country to be president and the leader of the free world. Incredible.  



It is now 1:00 pm and I still cannot process this.  My heart is heavy.  I feel disappointment, sadness that so many Americans are so angry that the only way to send a message to Washington was to vote for a despicable man.  A man who finally gives them the permission to say and act out loud their most deeply held prejudices.  Mexicans - LEAVE!  Muslims - LEAVE!  Build a wall, don't let anyone in, get out!  HATE HATE HATE.  It's shameful.  It's un-American.  It's heartbreaking.



But I guess it isn't that hard to understand when you consider that America has become one big reality TV show and the uninformed Trump supporters, who love a cage fight, voted for their favorite cage fighter ... Donald Trump.  He fights like they do, thinks like they do, talks like they do, and communicates like they do.  With ugly words backed up by no facts.  Just rancor and vitriol.  When did people stop thinking?  When did Christians forget the truths they were raised on?  There was a time when a good, honest person could not overlook the glaring unethical character of a man like Trump.  And now they've just voted him into the presidency because they hate Hillary Clinton so much.  Well ... now he's the president. 



And I understand the voters wanted to send a message.  I really do.  That is why I voted for Bernie Sanders.  But this message?  A man who openly degrades and objectifies women?  Who would not rent to African-Americans?  Who dodged the draft at a time of war and cheated his employees and business vendors?  THIS is who you want to run the country?


But you know what?  I feel no rancor or contempt.  I really don't.  I feel no compulsion to go off on one of my usual "rants" because I am just so damn sad. Sad over the whole thing.  The entire election and politics in general.  The name calling, the lack of civility and graciousness.  There is a huge divide in this country and it's something we have not seen in decades.  Real ugliness.  And I feel shame.  Shame that this is what we've become.  Instead of common goals for the good of the country and her citizens, we are miles apart in ideology and beliefs.  Capitalism and greed vs. The Will of the People.  The Little People.  Perhaps if we were invaded by aliens from another planet the world would come together ... short of that, capitalism won.  Big business won.  Big Pharma won.  And so on.  The worker, the middle class, those of us that basically do all the work and pay all the taxes lost yesterday.  And we lost BIG. 


The ideals of America that we once believed in, the dream of a future with possibility, owning a home, getting a good education, raising our children in a safe environment was once possible for everyone ... it really did exist at one time.  But it hasn't existed now for many decades and the divide just grows wider and wider still.  I don't know what Trump will do for the country.  I can only hope he does some good.  But I am really fearful of what he might do in the event of a catastrophic event like 9/11.


And unlike most "Christian Evangelicals," this Catholic woman does not believe that God cares who I vote for.  I think God cares who WE are as individuals.  How we love others.  How we treat others.  How we forgive others.  And as far as Evangelicals go, my judgment, yes my judgment, is that a lot of these folks are so blinded by their hatred toward Hillary Clinton they would have cast a vote for Satan if he were running against Hillary and feel perfectly justified and vindicated in doing so because they really believe that God is on THEIR side and that God sent Donald Trump to redeem America.  And this makes me sadder still.  Good people willing to overlook a character like Donald Trump and all his horrible deeds and words.  It is hypocrisy on a colossal level.  But again, it is what it is. 


So, with all that said, I will go to bed tonight and hopefully sleep well.  And I will get up tomorrow morning and get myself to work, put in my 8 hours, catch my bus home, do my marketing, my laundry, celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, wait for the birth of my next grandchild, pray for my family, and live to the best of my ability with my God and my neighbor and try to grow in love and grace.  As flawed as I am, I really do try to live my life with a clean heart. 


God bless all you who come to visit and read my blog.  I hope you have work, shelter, family, friends and love in your life.  Because in the end, that is ALL that really matters.


 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

SO ...

as we come to the end of another election cycle (or, as I like to refer to it World War III) I would like to sum up in a few words some of my feelings in one tidy little post.   

The Evangelical Christians

THIS is a completely mystifying phenomena to me.  How these people are so willing to overlook Trump's glaring character flaws and nobly assert that "everyone has sinned and deserves forgiveness" is just too much for me. They continue to remain adamantly committed to voting for Trump despite his colossal misogynism, complete and total lack of respect for the dignity of women, his serial adultery, cheating on his taxes, filing of multiple bankruptcies, and nonpayment of the hard labor provided by workers who built his "empire".  And while their Christian charity is overflowing with forgiveness for Donald Trump it does not, and CANNOT, extend to Hillary Clinton because SHE'S A LIAR.  OK.  I thought forgiveness was forgiveness.  You know, like Jesus forgave.  Seventy times seven?  From what I've read in the Gospels Jesus never withheld his forgiveness.  So I think y'all need to reexamine that passage.  Here's a good one, in case you forgot:

Matthew 6:14-15


14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. 


YUGE HYPOCRISY! 

If you're going to talk about forgiveness and casting the first stone and all that other bible stuff, it should apply to ALL people, not just your perverted candidate.  Can you forgive Hillary?  Or are her failings much too serious in comparison to Trump's?  See ... that's why you guys lose a lot of respect with people.  You're very quick to forgive your own and very willing to crucify others.  Not very Christian if you ask me. 

Evangelical Christians believe that Trump was sent by God to heal and reclaim the United States of America.  Oh brother!

Remember that scene in Annie Hall where Woody Allen is standing in line at a movie theater listening to the guy behind him pontificate on a writer's pretentious B.S. and then Woody Allen pulls the writer, in the flesh, from behind a cardboard cutout and the writer confronts the fool about how he knows nothing about his writing?  Well, I wish I could pull Jesus out to confront all these horribly misled Christians so he could set them straight.  

Donald J. Trump is a misogynist of colossal proportions.  Women are merely convenient vessels with little holes that he likes to put his pee-pee into.  Or, grab with his hands if the first option isn't possible.
Today, he says he's a Christian.  Tomorrow?  Who knows.  I guess when he allowed a bunch of them to lay hands on him and pray over him he was BORN AGAIN.  You can check it out for yourself on Youtube.com.  It's pretty damn hilarious.  

I know I am a passionate person.  And I have held my tongue in this election insofar as commenting on Facebook with others.  Oh I've posted tons of memes etc., but I have not ENGAGED with anyone.  However, I did get into one long conversation with one Christian lady who informed me that she is a Christian and is voting how God wants her to vote.  

(Comments in red are mine)

CL:  As a Christian God is my King....that being said it's my responsibility to vote for someone who is not for killing babies and lies to the country in a position of power, being paid for by the people. I don't agree with perverted behavior in anyone, but what one says on tape 11 years ago does not overshadow criminal behavior at the expense of the people.

(1)  Hillary may be pro-life but she is not KILLING the babies.  That would be doctors.  Doctors are killing the babies.  And FYI ... this has been legal in this country for years and years and years . IT IS LAW.  I think you should address your anger to all women who have had abortions and the doctors who perform them.  Not Hillary.  And P.S. ... shock of shocks ... I am not a proponent of abortion.  That is why I took birth control and NEVER HAD ONE.  (2) If you don't agree with perverted behavior in anyone, WHY are you voting for Donald Trump?  Is there a statute of limitations on disgusting comments and behavior?  Like after eleven years it's expunged from your psyche?   

CL:  Also let's not forget the perverted actual behavior of her husband who admitted getting oral sex from Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office... which then was covered up by both she and her husband, by calling it a vast right wing conspiracy.  So there we have it..vote for Trump who said perverted stuff 11 years ago, and nothing proven at any other level, believe me the Dems would be all over it if it were true, or the proven corrupted, for abortion, lying to the country Hilary! 

(1) Bill fornicated in the oval office, not Hillary; (2) Trump has a pretrial conference scheduled in New York re allegations of raping a 13 year old; AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST (3) I wouldn't be too sure about a "vast right wing conspiracy" being a fallacy.  WHO saves a dress with semen on it?  Just sayin'.

I'd print the entire exchange but you'd just get bored.  Bottom line ... I know I'm not going to change anyone's mind.  Of course I'm not.  But these people are so incapable of seeing how they are being misled and lied to.  Listen, I voted for Bill Clinton twice.  When he admitted on national T.V. that "he did in fact have sexual relations ..." I wanted to punch him in the throat.  And if he had ran for a third time, I WOULD NOT have voted for him because he was a freaking LIAR and I wouldn't trust him ever again.  I am not that loyal to someone who has misled me.  However, these evangelicals are almost beyond the pale.  If we had video of Trump nailing the spikes in the hands and feet of Jesus, THEY'D COME UP WITH SOME EXCUSE FOR HIM!  I am not that delusional.  Am I right or am I right?  When I see some of the comments and excuses these people make for Trump it just boggles my mind. 

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.  That is why we have all this craziness every election year.

My church does not tell me how to vote. I have never sat in mass and had the priest tell the congregation how they should vote. That is not their job. Their job is to guide me spiritually on this journey of life. Today, religion has become synonymous with nationalism. Very dangerous. And politicians, no matter if they're republican or democrat, DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. The rich get richer, the middle class (dissipating as it is) do all the work and pay all the taxes, and the poor (as George Carlin says) are just there to scare the shit out of the middle class. American politics has become a scandal. We have no one in government who actually has a moral compass, integrity, ethics, honesty. All the things we need in a leader. Our leaders are liars, philanderers, cheaters, tax evaders, hypocrites, draft dodgers, greedy and Christians who do not behave like Christians and only SAY they're Christians to get your vote. 

Vote your conscience. Only when enough Americans do so will Washington D.C. seriously sit up and take notice. When a Jill Stein, or a Ralph Nader, or a Bernie Sanders, or any other individual who is running on a platform of REAL TRUTH and HONESTY earns enough votes to scare the hell out of the establishment, then things will change. That is why Donald Trump (crazy as he is) was able to get as far as he has. People are pissed.  But their anger is misguided and voting for Trump is not going to bring jobs back to the USA because ALL of Trumps holdings and assets are OVERSEAS! He is part of the problem. EDUCATE yourselves on the issues. Do not base your vote on the fact that someone says he is a Christian.  


It's been one hell of an election season.  I guess we'll see how it all plays out in the next week.  Until then ... I'll see you in four years.

AND THANK GOD IT'LL ALL BE OVER NEXT WEEK.

Friday, September 30, 2016

DEAR DONALD, ...

In light of all your female bashing, misogynistic, hateful, fat-shaming, lying negativity I am writing to inform you of all of YOUR flaws. 

So let's start with your "Is He Fuckable" score.  On a scale from 1 to 10 ... you're a one.


1.  You're fat. 

     a.  See photo above.  As you accused Alicia Machado, it appears
          that someone loves to eat.  It also appears that someone
          needs to exercise.  Why don't we call a press conference and
          have the world watch you do push-ups!  Yeah.  It will give you
          motivation and incentive to lose those extra 90 lbs. 

2.  You're orange.  Orange is not a tan.  Orange is orange. 



3.  You hair is stupid.  Either shave that thing and get some plugs but for
     the love of GOD stop with the comb over.  You're bald.  Accept it. 
    
4.  You're draft-dodger.  A pussy.  Yellow.  A coward.  A man with no nuts.


This does not constitute, nor does it suffice as "serving your country."  It's called Military SCHOOL.  NOT serving in the Military.

5.  As to your lying accusation that Alicia Machado has made a sex tape ... here we have your THIRD wife ... (there were plenty of other nastier pictures to choose from but I chose to be kind) ...



When you divorce Melania (because you will), you need to give her a LARGE LARGE settlement.  I'd say more than half of your fortune.  Imagine if you will ... you are her.  How would you feel if you had to blow YOU for the last 20 years?  I'd say that is money well earned.  


6.  You do not belong in the 21st Century ... You Donald ... are a Neanderthal.  
     In the worlds of Lisa Lampanelli ... thank God you have money because if 

     you were born broke you'd be fucking her.




Thank you.


Friday, September 23, 2016

RANT ...




p.s.  If either one of these videos doesn't play, go to Youtube.  It is worth watching!


WELLS FARGO … these bastards did this to me!  They opened a checking account without my knowledge or permission!  I signed NOTHING and all of a sudden I began receiving monthly statements with a $10 service charge!  EVERY MONTH for a checking account I never opened.  I was able to get them to cancel it and refund me the service charges after about five or six months of writing letters and finally had to drop the name of the big fancy law firm I worked for and threaten litigation in order for them to take care of it.  


This asshole right here


NOW, John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo has been tarred and feathered by Elizabeth Warren for firing hundreds of lower level staff for opening these accounts when you all know goddam well it was the Big Shots who were telling the drones to do exactly that. Welcome to Corporate America.  This is how it works. Big shots screw their customers and when they get caught they fire their low level employees for doing exactly what they MADE their low life staff do FOR THEM in the first place, whether ethical or not.  ASSHOLES.  I swear I hate people.  MAN IF I WERE GOD THERE'D BE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY TO HELL RIGHT NOW.  BUT I take comfort in this thought ... Wells Fargo is going to be on the receiving end of ONE GIGANTIC CLASS ACTION WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAW SUIT and I hope all those poor people who were fired receive seven figure settlements.  YES.  SEVEN FIGURES. 


NEXT ...


THE KAEPERNICK CONTROVERSY – Well, I basically started World War III on Facebook by posting video of the Oklahoma man getting shot by the police lady with the comment:  THIS is what Kaepernick is protesting" and all Hell broke loose. 


All my friends (who don't necessarily all know each other) started fighting!  I felt TERRIBLE.  But I have to say that in reading everyone's comments what became very clear was that NO ONE was really listening (or attempting to understand anyone's point of view)  which is pretty typical.  Everyone wants to be right.  That is human.  I get it.  But when you want to be right, you also do not take in the information in a thoughtful way.  You know ... really THINKING about the opposing viewpoint.  Like I really do wonder how ANYONE can vote for Donald Trump.  Know what I mean?  And I have friends who I LOVE and who are exceptional people who are voting for him and I am just dumbfounded and very curious as to how they came to the conclusion that he is a good presidential candidate.  And I'm fairly certain they think I'm crazy for voting for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein, or whoever.  But I really believe (so corny I know) but I do believe that if people really TRIED to understand each other we would "GET" each other better.  



I can tell you one thing ... I sure miss Walter Cronkite.  No bias, JUST THE NEWS.  And he was the most trusted man in America.  Can you say that about any of today's newscasters? 




If you watch CNN, MSNBC, FOX, they are all slanted, it's true.  If Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trumps mouthpiece, is on MSNBC and Don Lemon is questioning her about some of Trump's incendiary comments or his lack of a plan she will immediately turn it around and start accusing Hillary of all her wrongs, and vice-versa.  You cannot get a straight answer to ANYTHING. 


SO, back to Kaepernick.  My feeling is this: 


Until you have lived in the skin of a black person you cannot EVER understand the reality of living with racial profiling, being afraid your son might be shot by the police, getting followed around a department store because some sales person thinks you’re going to rip them off.  If the flag represents America and America stands for LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL then it should be Liberty and Justice FOR ALL.


But, when you live in a dumbed-down society where people don't read, you will have groups like "the Deplorables" who are CERTAIN that Obama is going to take your guns away and that Trump really is going to make America great again based on what someone said on FOX.  *sigh*




NEXT ...


DONALD FUCKING TRUMP … Debate Monday.  CAN'T WAIT.  I think it is going to EPIC and go down in one of two ways.  (1) Hillary will hand Donald a new asshole; or (2) it will be a slugfest of personal insults and no substantive debate. 


If it in fact, turns into a slugfest, I can guarantee you it WILL be Donald's fault.  he will take the debate off the rails and then there is nowhere else to go but down.  For Hillary, it will be akin to trying to have a substantive conversation with a gnat. 

 




Thank you.

Friday, September 16, 2016

KILL ME ALREADY ...




SO I have seriously had it with Donald Trump.  EVERY DAY TWENTY FOUR SEVEN TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!!!  He is ruining my life!  It's as though I am existing in some strange version of Hell that I must endure this vile ignoramus on a never ending stream of news, T.V. and radio.  AND ANOTHER THING … WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD does no one call him out!?  He just blathers his horrible, hateful comments like diarrhea of the mouth and NO ONE, not one rational thinking human being calls him out on his bullshit or confronts him.  Well, actually they kind of do but Trump just mows them over with more bullshit.  

And NOW, after years, he has finally admitted (albeit reluctantly) that Obama was born in the United States.  Gee ... how fucking magnanimous of you.  After hounding the man to release his birth certificate and telling the world he had "people" in Hawaii investigating the issue and what they were finding was "very interesting" ... THEN never EVER provided the "interesting" material BECAUSE THERE WAS NONE.  

THEN, instead of providing his medical records to the public or whoever, he instead goes on the Dr. Oz show (eyes rolling) to talk about his fantastic health.  Although he actually admitted he is on Lipitor (because he has high cholesterol because he eats nothing but junk food and is a BIG FAT PIG).

THEN, he continues to refuse to submit his taxes.  

He has no plan.  None.  He's just going to wing it.  Once he's president, he'll surround himself with the best YES men he can find and THEY can run the country.

OH!  THEN he also had this to say about Ivanka’s interview with Cosmopolitan magazine:
 
Donald Trump Calls Reporter Who Grilled Ivanka ‘Non-Intelligent’

(though he admits he didn't read the interview but he heard about it and the interviewer "attacked Ivanka viciously."  GAWD.  

Dear Donald,

Ivanka was NOT attacked "viciously."  I can guarantee you that your daughter has NEVER been attacked viciously by ANYONE because she is Ivanka Trump.  No one has ever told her "you're fired!", no one has ever made her get them their lunch, no one has ever sexually harassed her because YOU'RE her daddy, no one has ever said NO to her. Ivanka doesn't know what it is like to live in the real world. Everyday, average Americans take SH*T from their bosses, put up with rude sales people, you know ... the kind of people who kiss your ass, they deal with horrible commutes, frustrations and stresses of life that you nor Ivanka could ever imagine. So from me to you, tell Ivanka to grow a spine. It's a tough world out here ... and Ivanka doesn't have the backbone to survive it.  Neither do your douchie sons.  

Thank you.






Thursday, September 15, 2016

TRUMP (... who else)

I am so, SO, SO TIRED of this asshole.  He's on T.V. 24/7.  He

Thursday, August 18, 2016

IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT ELECTION ...

I thought I'd repost a little ditty I wrote back in 2011.  I wrote a funny little post about my running for president which I thought was hilarious although there were some who called me Socialist. 







Repost - 2011





So after much thought and serious consideration I have decided to throw my hat into the ring and run for President (hell, if Michelle Bachman and Donald Trump can do it then so can I). I am running for the Truth, Freedom and Fairness Party and this is what I'm gonna do for YOU! 
 

1. No wars. EVER.




2. Tax the excrement out of all rich bankers/CEOs and Wall Street billionaires (no excuses, no tax loopholes/tax shelters or write-off's, EVER. You will pay 50% income tax on all of your earnings in full, every year, WITHOUT QUESTION, for the rest of your lives. Thank you. (happy face)




3. No taxes, EVER for any working stiff. They've paid enough taxes to last the next five decades. Under my Presidency, all working Joe's will get a big fat break including 4 weeks of paid vacation every year and sick days when you're sick. And NO MORE "AT WILL" employment or "RIGHT TO WORK" states EVER.
 
4. Wall Street - next time you get into a jam ... YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN. PERIOD.





5. All the jobs that have been "outsourced" must come back to the United States IMMEDIATELY and all super, wealthy CEO's who sold out America by outsourcing jobs will now have to hire American workers at no less than $30 an hour, provide medical/dental and vision insurance, long term disability and also provide a cost of living raise EVERY YEAR for EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE. PERIOD. (Watch how fast the economy picks up!  Your little pinheads will spin).

6. All monies (taxes) that have been used to fund the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya
(and God knows where else cause you know all these politicians lie like a bunch of rugs) must be refunded to every single taxpayer with a letter of apology and a complete accounting of what every penny was used for.  IN DETAIL.






7. The draft will be re-instituted. However, we will not take the young. The young will be provided with free college educations and/or training in the area of whatever their heart's may desire. The draft will now consist of rich, fat, flag-waving, right wing Americans who so love America ... now, YOU CAN PROVE IT. We will start with the TV and radio personalities, Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, Coulter, etc.) You fuckers go fight for a while - lose a limb, an eye, a ball ... I don't give a crap. And, upon your return, when you are suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome ... TOO BAD. No aid for you. Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps and deal with it.






8. Women will now make more money than men. FOREVER. And no sexual harassment of any kind will be tolerated EVER. PERIOD. END OF STORY. Furthermore, any trial or mediation that may result from a sexual harassment charge, the "Harasser" will heretofore be considered GUILTY until proven INNOCENT. Put that in you pipes and smoke it ... assholes.
 


9. ANYONE caught lying/bribing/cheating/stealing/whoring will be banned from public office. FOREVER. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. And get some therapy ... on your own dime you jerk-offs.


10. And last but not least, lunch at all places of employment, from now on will now be two hours long. You've worked hard all your lives .... enjoy your lunch dammit!



SO ... COME ON EVERYBODY! WHOSE WITH ME?!
   








SEE!  HILARIOUS RIGHT?!   

FOR THIS ELECTION CYCLE I WILL ADD THE FOLLOWING TO MY PLATFORM:




1.  Instead of ousting and denying Muslims entry into this country, I’m going to oust all rich, white, billionaires, CEO’s, hedge fund managers, and  bankers who are currently living in the United States and send them off to the countries where they're hiding all their illegally earned and non-taxed cash.





2.  I’m going to carpet bomb (well, maybe area rug bomb) Trump Tower, Wall Street, and all Walmarts, and if innocent people die … oh well. 




3.  I’m going to make all the cowardly, rich, white, right wing conservatives who were YELLOW during the Vietnam war (e.g., Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, George W., Rush Limbaugh, Mitt Romney, and just for good measure I'm going to throw in Ted Cruz, Mike Pence and Chris Christie) and send them all to Afghanistan.  Stay there for about a year.  Absorb.  Then … I want you to write me a paper in 1,000 words or less, about how you really feel about “boots on the ground.”




4.  I want Donald Trump and Mike Pence to build the wall separating Mexico from the U.S.  And I mean the two of them alone.  Yes.  You read correctly.  Donald and Mike.  You guys buy the bricks, get the mortar, build the wall.  And Donald, since you're very VERY rich (as you love to keep reminding everyone) the cost of this undertaking should be just a drop in the bucket for a gazillionaire like you.  You can pay for all the supplies.  [insert happy face here].  I know it's daunting, but it will make you the darling of the Tea Party, so look at it as labor well invested. 



And, last but not least ...





5.  I  want all of you to study the Constitution and report to me (with citations and references) all instances where it says that you can BOMB anyone, anywhere, anytime. 





Thank you.

SO ... WHOSE WITH ME?!