Sunday, December 10, 2017

the US deserves better than trump and clinton

As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore - The Washington Post 

absolutely! and the US deserves better than donald trump and hillary clinton. 

"how is this possible?" you ask.

simple--don't vote for democrats or republicans.

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 





Saturday, November 25, 2017

axis of evil: some things never change

"The term axis of evil was first used by U.S. President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, and often repeated throughout his presidency, to describe governments that his administration accused of sponsoring terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction. Iran, Iraq, and North Korea were portrayed by Bush during the State of the Union as building nuclear weapons."  Axis of evil - Wikipedia 

that the UN condemns the repressive totalitarian regimes of north korea and iran is not enough. these murderous, repressive, totalitarian regimes should be destroyed. 

image by applysense




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

when all is said (by kim & trump) and done, the video of the n korean soldier escaping totalitarian n korea says it all

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 5 times, pulled to freedom - ABC News 

as the world has clearly seen, the kim regime in totalitarian north korea outlaws all opposition and demands complete subservience of the population. suppression and deprivation of human beings, and torture and murder of those who resist, are evil. that the free world condemns the evil kim regime is not enough. in the name of the inalienable freedom of all human beings, kim and his totalitarianism regime must be destroyed.





Saturday, November 18, 2017

the swamp is full of democrats and republicans

drain the swamp? no more democrats or republicans?


"how is this possible?" you ask.

simple--don't vote for democrats or republicans.

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Thursday, November 16, 2017

trump may have a high IQ, but his political RQ is off-the-charts low

so much for "unifying the country" and "making america great again".
image by John Vetterli (flickr) 

Trump's Approval Rating Plunges as Popularity Hits New Low in Latest Gallup Poll 

for a guy who boasts a high IQ, president twitter isn't very bright as a politician or a leader. his IQ may be high; but, his RQ is "off-the-charts" low. 
The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence - The New York Times

there's a way to fix this mess in 2018 and 2020. 

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

our elected representatives aren't getting the job done

take 100 average americans--reasonable people.
tell them that the subject is mass shootings.
1- ask them if the sale of assault weapons should be banned.
2- for those who say "no", ask them if the sale of assault weapons should be more strictly regulated.
of the 100 reasonable americans, how many would say "yes" to questions 1 or 2?

clearly our elected representatives aren't getting the job done.
perhaps the problem is our 2-party system of government.


image by Martin Falbisoner

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Thursday, November 9, 2017

who are responsible for the blame game? how do we fix it?


are you sick of this? 
it's been going on for decades. 
democrats blame republicans.
republicans blame democrats.

so, who are responsible for the blame game? 
answer: 
1. voters 
2. our two party system of government

do you want to fix it? 
here's how: 

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 




Monday, November 6, 2017

in a Virginia nutshell: why the US needs to dump its two-party system of government

"If the $29 million in television ads told the whole story, the race for Virginia Governor has come down to a career lobbyist who wants to build new monuments to the Confederacy running against a spineless doofus who hugs child pornographers and immigrants in the country illegally.

To say the lone competitive contest this Election Day has raced to the bottom would be an insult to, well, the bottom. The mudslinging deserves every ounce of condemnation heaped on the spurious and specious attacks. Media buyers in both parties put the sum spent on the air last week alone north of $7 million, and strategists lament how two serious candidates made themselves into cartoons." 


 

when is enough enough? 
surely 2016 was enough.
who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?

here's how government works:

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.


in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Saturday, November 4, 2017

how YOU can help end our two party system of government

"Everywhere else in America today, disrupters — Uber, Amazon, etc. — are dismantling established institutions. Perhaps both political parties are the next institutions to crumble under creative destruction. Or maybe not. But if it happens, no one can say they didn't have it coming."

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?


here's how government works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAJl-wZElg

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.



in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

do the math: central asia, SSRs, islamic terrorism, saipov, uzbekistan, tsarnaev brothers, kyrgyzstan, etc.

2013 Boston marathon bombings
- islamic terrorists: dzhokhar & tamerlan tsarnaev
- tamerlan, born in the kalmyk autonomous soviet socialist republic (SSR) in 1986
- dzhokhar, born in kyrgyzstan in 1993

2017 NYC truck attack
- islamic terrorist: sayfullo saipov
- uzbekistan (SSR) national born in 1988



do the math


Monday, October 30, 2017

just like the old days


44 years ago--some things never change. 

Paul Manafort, Once of Trump Campaign, Indicted as an Adviser Admits to Lying About Ties to Russia - The New York Times

there is a solution:
who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?


here's how government works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAJl-wZElg

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.



in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 



Thursday, October 26, 2017

LONG lines at lawyers' offices


get ready! there are going to be LONG lines at lawyers' offices. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/26/560148936/george-h-w-bush-acknowledges-groping-multiple-women 

"Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities
(such) as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape."


I can see it now... A man and his wife (or girlfriend if he's not married) argue. He thinks about it and decides that he's at fault. He approaches his wife (or girlfriend if he's not married) and gives her a little squeeze on her derriere. She accuses him of sexual assault ("... any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit * consent of the recipient..."). 

* you'd better get it in writing, fellas--witnessed and notarized!

it's a GOOD time to be a lawyer!




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

stench of dirty politics


if you've ever been sprayed by a skunk, then you know that the only remedy is to burn your clothes.


EDITORIAL: Robert Mueller's expensive Russian hounds may be barking up wrong tree - Washington Times 

americans have been sprayed by skunks for years.
one is the republican party and the other is the democratic party.
it's time to burn our clothes and get rid of the skunks.

who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?


here's how government works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAJl-wZElg

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.



in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us. 






Monday, October 23, 2017

correction, John McCain: not all draftees were poor

"Sen. John McCain appeared to take a swipe at President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday when he called out the “highest income” Americans at the time who found a doctor to say they had a “bone spur” so they could avoid the Vietnam draft.

McCain was interviewed on C-CPAN3, American TV and talked about the war. The interview was wide ranging, but he mentioned the draft.


“We drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” McCain said “That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”

The New York Times reported last year that Trump received a total of five military deferments during the war. Four were for education and one—in 1968—was the bone spurs in his heels. During that time, the U.S. inducted about 300,000 men into the military.

I was one of those Americans drafted in 1968. I graduated from college in May 1968. Our daughter, Michelle, was born in October 1968. I received my draft notice shortly after that. In January 1969 I reported to Ft. Benning GA for basic training. After basic training I was assigned as an assistant instructor in the Management Committee, Leadership Department, Infantry Officers Advanced Course, US Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning GA. I was honorably discharged from Ft. Benning in January 1971.

I was not poor. My four sisters and one brother and I grew up in nice homes in Arlington VA. We went to private grade school (St. Ann's) and most of us went to private high school (I went to D J O'Connell). I went to a private college (Villanova University).

In my case, my draft board (Arlington VA) drafted a college graduate with a wife and a child. I was not the exception.

No, Senator McCain, not just the "lowest level income of America" were drafted.

Yes, Senator McCain, trump is a draft dodger.



Jenny, Michelle and me, Columbus GA, 1969-1970

receiving my soldier of the year award from the 
assistant commandant, US Army Infantry School, 
Ft. Benning, GA, 1970




Saturday, October 21, 2017

let's make america great again

trump, bannon, paul, pelosi, schumer, warren, etc.
the list of the poster children for bad government goes on and on. 

hostile, divisive, shrill, combative *, etc.
* interesting that of the six pictured above that only bannon was in the military, and he wasn't in combat. 

these six are prime examples of what's wrong with the US' 2-party system of government. and, they're not the only ones.

let's make America great again. let's get rid of our disastrous 2-party system of government.

 who do you trust? 
1. someone who has values similar to yours?
The good, the bad & the ugly: let's make America great again
2. someone who doesn't?
3. political parties, financed by billionaire corporations and PACs?


here's how government works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAJl-wZElg

if you vote for a republican or a democrat, then it's not the person who you voted for who is in control--it's the party.



in the next election--national, state or local--vote for anyone except a democrat or a republican. soon the republican and democratic parties will dry up and die. nothing will be better for the United States of America.

PS similarly, by refusing to patronize dishonest and biased media, they too will shrivel up and die--a triple win for honesty in government, for integrity in reporting the actions of government, and for us.