Griffin on Trump’s D-List

It was a rough week for edgy comedian Kathy Griffin after she appeared in a photo with the severed head of President Trump. America, the butthurt, decided the picture was so bad that Griffin deserved to be maligned in the press, fired from CNN and basically left to the wolves. This post isn’t about what is deemed as distasteful because comedians aren’t required to tell jokes that are palatable for the majority. A great comedian’s job is to tell the truth, exposed the absurdity and through that joke we are connected to the same human experience. Griffin made a fatal mistake. She apologized. The great comedians such as Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers never fucking apologized for the joke they told and that is why they were respected and revered. If you are the type of comedian that really gives a fuck what people think, you will never be one of the greats. You’ll be like Griffin apologizing for what is an inalienable right to free speech.

We are seeing trends of a leader who wants to silence you. Under President Trump’s reign as Terrorist in Chief, we’ve seen journalists maligned and bullied, we’ve seen this orange turd try to use intimidation to keep things out of the press and now we see comedians being force to apologize for jokes, including photos, to an admitted pussy grabber! How fucking crazy is that?

When comedians are intimidated into making apologies it’s just one small step towards forcibly silencing everyone you, remember that. Our right to say whatever the fuck we want is what has kept America free and great for the last 241 years despite what this orange asshat in the White House says or does.

In honor of Kathy Griffin and freedom of speech, fuck you Trump, you headless moron.

 

Weiner pleads guilty to sending porn to minor

Weiner pleads guilty in federal court.

Breaking news, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner pled guilty in federal court today to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. This is a felony charge and Weiner could be doing some time for his nasty crime.

Weiner was married to Huma Abedin who was the closet adviser and campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton. The FBI was conducting an investigation on Weiner during the 2016 campaign. The FBI suspected Weiner of using Clinton’s server and Abedin’s computer to send dick pics to strangers. It was this investigation that led Comey to announce that he was looking into Clinton’s emails again. Although Comey failed to emphasize that the investigation wasn’t about her emails but about Weiner and his weenie pictures. So basically thanks to Anthony Weiner we have the dick that we have in office now. Thanks a lot Anthony.

 

Snoop on CIA, FBI and FCC Radar

The video depicts a clown dressed as Trump getting shot by Snoop Dogg.

Poor Snoop Dogg is getting the shaft from the CIA, FBI and FCC. Apparently Snoop’s video “Lavendar” which depicts him shooting a clown dressed up as Donald Trump, has him in the sites of a bunch of federal agencies including the Secret Service, who probably would rather take a bullet for Snoop than one for Trump. A representative for the U.S. Secret Service told TheWrap on Tuesday that the agency, which is “aware of” the video “Lavender.” It is unclear whether the agency is investigating or planning to investigate the video, as the Secret Service spokesman said that the agency had no further public comment on the matter at this time.

Even “The Donald” weighed in on the controversial video in a Twitter post:

“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if , failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”

Here’s the video that has the Dogg on a short leash with the government. Although Snoop was brought in for questioning nothing has come of the case yet. TPP is with ya Snoop!

 

 

From Russia, With Love

Despite the failure of Trump’s Healthcare bill Russia-gate is this week’s hot story. Today Trump Senior Advisor and son- in-law Jared Kushner, was questioned about meetings with the Russian Sergey I. Kislyak, who has ties with Putin. Kushner also met with high roller Russian bank executive Sergey N. Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, which the United States placed on its sanctions list after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia annexed Crimea and began meddling in Ukraine. The Senate is also questioning other members of Trump’s administration for the meetings while Trump was campaigning for President. Here are the major players involved in this Russia-gate saga. 

The Russian interference in the election was disturbing enough, but to know that Putin has his hands up our president’s ass and is using him as a puppet, should be alarming to everyone! What is most disturbing is the fact that American’s and other politicians from the left and right are calling for an independent investigation, yet we are still dealing with a Republican investigation headed by Devin Nunes, also known as the “Trump Whisperer” by White House staffers who claim Nunes is up at the White House “all the time.” Republicans are more concerned with protecting the party rather than working for the American people’s interest, and this will cost them both the House and Senate in 2018. Despite what Trump says it won’t be because of the failure of the heath care bill that does it. It will be because people are fatigued by the obvious dishonesty and crookedness of the Donald Trump administration.

Health Care Bill on the Hill

The Donald and Paul Ryan shake hands on a bad deal.

Today marks the health care showdown on Capital Hill and it ain’t looking too good for “The Donald.” Trump/ Ryan Care, or whatever you want to call this crappy deal, is not good for the American people. Last night a new amendment was added to the bill to appease the Freedom Caucus that would reduce maternity care, drug rehabilitation care, care for the elderly and defunds Planned Parenthood. Why don’t we just shoot Santa while we’re at it?

The Trump/Ryan Care bill isn’t a complete bill. Apparently it has three parts! According to Paul Ryan’s own words “parts two and three will be introduced later on because if it was put in the bill now it wouldn’t pass.”  This is an issue for both moderate republicans and democrats because they believe parts two and three are the better parts of this bill, but fear it will never be introduced and once again the American people will become victims of bad legislation. This bill is being ramrodded towards legislation, and I don’t understand what’s the rush? The Congressional Budget office said that 24 million people will lose their healthcare, and this bill will not reduce the budget as much as Trump says it will. Don’t we owe it to ourselves to slow down, take a breath and create a bill that is a viable solution for everyone?

The solution to the health care crisis seems simple to me, it’s Universal Health Care. One of the issues of the Trump/Ryan Care bill with hard-line Conservatives is the expansion of Medicaid coverage. Because the President’s mouth cashed promises that his ass can’t back up, he said, “Everyone will have health insurance and it’s going to be terrific, you’re gonna love it.” That simply isn’t possible unless we have Universal Health Care.

Universal Health Care makes sense and it cuts government bloat by ridding Medicare, Medicaid and what ever shit program the GOP will pass today. With a Universal Health Care we fund only one program and not three.  Also, Universal Health Care forces prescription drug companies to reduce drug costs through negotiation and not the “free market.”  No more will the Martin Shkrelis of the world reign over the people who need vital medication to survive. The same applies to cost of medical care. By cutting costs and shutting down redundant programs that’s how a budget gets balanced!

My prediction is this bill will pass, unfortunately, because the Republican’s handed their balls over in a Dixie cup to Trump the day he won the presidency. What they’ve forgotten is the American people still have their’s and we ain’t handing them over.

Defensive Healthcare

Paul Ryan wants America to embrace the new healthcare act.

Good morning my loyal inhalers. Sorry I have been off the grid lately. I’ve started a new job, you know how grueling the training can be, but I’m back.

Wow, what a wild 60 days it has been in the Trump administration, Russiagate, wiretapping, lies and Paul Manafort, it’s like a reality show in the White House. But today it’s all about the American Healthcare Act, also known as “Ryan Care” because you know Trump makes other people do his homework. The healthcare issue has taken center stage in the last two weeks as GOP’ers scramble to come up with a viable alternative to Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Although they’ve had seven years to think of a new healthcare strategy, Washington insiders have indicated that Trump’s American Healthcare act is DOA before it even lands on the House floor for a vote.

One problem with the new bill is that its success is predicated on the capitalistic idea that an open marketplace will generate competition and therefore make insurance more “accessible.” I keep hearing the word “accessible.” Accessibility and affordability are not the same thing. I have access to any Mercedes dealership in the world but it doesn’t mean I can afford their products. It was affordability that was the problem with the ACA because it didn’t offer enough choice.

I have to admit to you that I’m a democratic socialist, and I believe Americans don’t get enough in return for the taxes we pay. We are the only western country that doesn’t have universal healthcare in place. Yet, Trump is asking from us a  $54 billion increase in military spending? Half of our budget is already dedicated to defense, and I have a real problem with that! We were warned by President Eisenhower against investing in the military industrial complex and because we failed to heed this warning our economic prosperity is dependent on war and the suffering of others, usually against people in poor countries. So I ask you, do you really want to invest your money in the killing machine,  or would you like to have healthcare for you and your family? Death, or life? You choose.

Real Leaks, Fake News

According to Donald Trump, he said at the impromptu news conference, “The leaks are real, the news is fake.” This quote will probably go down in history as one of the best presidential quotes ever. “The Donald” says he never talked to Russians or ordered any of his top-level advisers to talk to the Russians, however we are learning that is an “alternative fact.”

More important is even conservative commentators on Fox News are pointing out the instability of this president, and his ability to lie at a drop of a dime. According to White House insiders Trump is constantly watching conservative channels that generally favor him. But that is changing.

Check out this video from Shepard Smith from Fox News.

 

 

It’s About Jobs

Big tech companies take advantage of the American worker by hiring consultants.

Big tech companies take advantage of the American worker by hiring consultants.

President Trump has landed in Charleston, SC to visit the Boeing plant. I suspect he will make promises to the people about how he’s going to bring jobs back to the country. Employment is at a low of 3.9 percent, which is pretty good compared to what we endured during the Bush Administration.

Trump talks about jobs moving overseas , but no one is talking about the “real” employment landscape, the one not affecting the blue collar worker, but the one that is directly affecting white collar workers. In the Bay Area “consulting” or “gigging” is the new thing. “Bigly” companies like Google, Facebook and Apple are taking advantage of workers by hiring them as consultants to work a short term of a few months with no benefits. But the company can extend the term up to two years and the worker still gets nothing. So even though the statistics say unemployment is low, there are a lot of people who are under-employed. Also, companies don’t have to move overseas to cost American jobs. Many high-tech companies move essential departments like advertising and customer service, to countries in India and the Philipines. What’s more insulting is the company often requires the employee to train the replacement or they will not be entitled to a severance! This is criminal, but no one is talking about this.

The reality is the employment landscape has changed and not for the better, and until the American worker stands up and demands their rights by forming unions, protesting and boycotting these companies and their products the job climate will only continue to get worse.

Message to the People

Trump says he will not concede

Trump says the fake news is unfair

Right now President Trump is conducting a a press conference, or in his case under-speech, on TV. I believe I’m watching a president implode. His ranting at the press, alternative facts and blaming is just amazing!

Trump says the media is unfair, and is portraying his administration as “chaotic.”Just yesterday on CNN Republican Senator John McCain stated, “There is no leadership in this administration. It’s total chaos.”

The New York Times released an article yesterday about out General Flynn’s conversations with the Russians and how he lied to Vice President Pence. But what’s important in the article is what did Trump know and how long did he know it? The article claims Trump knew about Flynn’s Russian scandal three weeks ago. Trump has been in office for 24 days.

To deflect attention from Russia-gate, Trump blames the Obama Administration for the “mess he inherited” and fake news. He also blames Hillary, who has been amazingly silent in regards to Trump’s continues attacks on her.  He continues to say that his administration his running like a well-oiled machine despite the firing of General Flynn, the Muslim Ban, Kellyanne Conway’s ethics violation and retailers dumping Ivanka’s over-priced duds made in China.

Russia-gate should be at the pinnacle of America’s concern. The idea that a foreign government or entity, can influence and change the direction of our democracy. Russia-gate also forces Americans to question the current election process specifically the electoral college.