Archive | April 2017

What your Trump vote got

A Trump vote landed total deception in your lap. Think again about Trump’s infamous promise to make Mexico pay for a border wall. That’s not going to happen. There’s no way to force Mexico, a sovereign nation, into an arrangement it doesn’t agree with. Trump’s narrow minded and hateful voters sucked up his ridiculous campaign promises like candy and voted for him. Trump promised to bring back coal jobs to Appalachia. That’s another far flung empty promise. For decades, demand for the dirty polluting fossil fuel known as coal has been dwindling. The coal companies know it and so do the miners. Understandably they want good paying jobs but mining won’t return to its former glory, which by the way, was one of the most unsafe industries in the USA. Even solar power is emerging in Appalachia because it is clean and increasingly affordable. This was yet another of Trump’s bold faced lies. Trump promised to bring back factory jobs such as the garment and electronics industries. To do so he proposes the border adjustment tax, a 15% tax on imported goods such as clothing, cell phones, and even food grown across the border. Will factory jobs return? Absolutely not but only feeble minded Trump thinks they will. Prices for produce, cell phones and blue jeans will drastically increase, threatening the brick and mortar stores already struggling to stay alive against on-line giants like Amazon.com. A vote for Trump wasn’t about change. A vote for Trump came from mostly White Americans who fed into his anti immigrant fever pitch. A vote for Trump came from mostly White Americans who believe that immigrants, such as the Mexicans, stole American jobs. If you want jobs that Mexicans take, then go work in the fields in the blistering heat or the filthy slaughter houses. That’s where many immigrants work. They do not take American jobs. That’s a total fallacy that Trump beat to death in order to win votes from uninformed America voters. Trump voters were bigoted against Muslims, Jews, gays and just about anyone who wasn’t a White Christian. Trump won because of fear, hatred and intolerance to others. Now he’s in office and destroying the USA by the day, possibly soon to start a major war from which we will all suffer. Trump’s impulsive, blustery and uninformed behavior just might start a major war and we’ll all be sorry, very sorry, because our way of life will change forever. There’s no turning back once he’s signaled the OK to launch a nuclear weapon. He’s signed off on executive orders to squeeze public funding for health, education, the environment, wildlife, foreign aid for the poor, and just about every social program that good decent Americans support. We cannot count on anyone but ourselves to end the madness. Pick up the telephone and call your Congress man or woman or Senator. Let them know how you feel. Donald Trump must be stopped and only we can make that difference. He’s in the White House but that doesn’t mean we are powerless. Use your voice before that too is silenced. Trump clearly doesn’t respect the will of the America voters, just the money and the idiots that elected him.

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First 100 days

Mitt Romney may have lost the election in 2014 because he threatened to cut Federal funds to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, also known as PBS. Right away, the opposition threw up advertisements with the big bad Romney threatening to harm the lovable Sesame Street character Big Bird. Did Big Bird play a role in Romney’s defeat? Perhaps. Number 45, also known as Donald Trump, has threatened the same, to cut off Federal funding to PBS, to bolster his plans for a vastly increased military and to build a wall between the US and Mexico. Remember that was the wall he promised Mexico would pay for. Turns out Mr. Trump was wrong. Mexico is not paying for his big beautiful wall; the American taxpayers are. Big Bird and his charming Sesame Street family will be cut off to pay for more bombs, tanks, cruise missiles, guns, attack helicopters and other lethal weapons of mass destruction. Number 45 has also called for massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA director Scott Pruitt, who like Trump, poo poos at climate change even as the world burns. Pruitt claims that state environmental directors have plenty of money to protect water, air, etc. Not so say state directors. They depend on grants from the EPA to carry out their mission. Who then will protect our water, air, etc.? Apparently no one. Not to worry folks. Our military will be upgraded to the point we can wipe out planets not even discovered yet. How about that? Attorney general Jeff Sessions will protect us from criminals at the border, even though border crossings are at their lowest in decades. Can he protect us from the mentally deranged since number 45 allowed them to now own guns? You know like the man who barged into a school the other day, killing his estranged wife, an innocent 8 year old boy and then himself? What about that Mr. Sessions? Can you protect us from American criminals with easy access to guns? Number 45 has insulted our allies, our friends. We need friends, not more enemies. His Breitbart buddies apparently are out of touch with reality. Perhaps they should shake their anti-Semitic attachments and learn how to see America as we really are. Number 45 said he changed his mind about Syria. His syrupy sweet emotional plea to help the children was about as phony as his plea to help America’s poor obtain health insurance. Instead of bombing Syria, which did no good, he should open our doors to the Syrian refugees. But no, he continues to fight to uphold the ban against Syrian and all refugees. Number 45 deports Mexicans without criminal records who work on the farms. As harvest time approaches, the farmers who voted for 45 plead for pickers. There are few available and crops will likely wither on the vines. Another dumbass Trump move from someone who claims to be so smart. Not too smart are you? And now his spokesman, the man who represents the USA (not most of us) claims the despicable hateful Hitler didn’t use gas during World War II. What was zyklon B, the highly toxic gas used to murder 6-8 million mostly Jews during the war in concentration camps? Spicer called them Holocaust centers, as if they were welcoming centers set up by the Germans. What an idiot, an idiot paid by our taxes to make the USA look further dismal and dumb. I don’t know how we can get through this but somehow the good, decent people of all ages, races, sexes and religions have to pull together and be united like never before. Our own government is nothing but a bunch of pitiful, pathetic men and women who seem like they have fly paper for brains. May Allah bless us all and grant us the mercy and wisdom to move forward as our government makes every effort to destroy all the goodness we have created. We can do this but we must be together. All of us, every day. There is no turning back, only moving forward.

Orange clown destruction company

DT: Hello, orange clown destruction, I have a country I want to destroy? Are you able to help?

OC: Sure thing, first let’s start with the name of your country.

DT: USA

OC: I hear that’s a big country. This may take some time. We’ve never destroyed a country that large before.

DT: I’m in a rush. Do you want the job or not?

OC: OK let’s begin right away. What’s your first priority? What section do you want to rip apart first?

DT: The environment. Let’s get rid of clean air and water rules. Who needs them anyway? Big companies don’t like to comply with regulations. Says they eat into their profits. Let them dump dirty stuff like coal ash into rivers and streams. No more filters on power plants that kept poisonous junk out of the air. That’ll keep my big donors happy. I have to please them, you know.

OC: Sure about that? I mean we can do this but are you sure? Those pesky environmentalists will bring you to court. They might create bad press too.

DT: So let them. I’ve been sued many times and I always win. I never settle. That’s part of the master plan. Sue and never settle. Bad press means nothing.

OC: OK then, let’s undo the Obama regulations. He’s gone and can’t do anything about it. Consider it done. What’s next? Orange clown is at your service. They build, we destroy, that’s our motto.

DT: Public broadcasting. I detest that yellow mass of fluff known as Big Bird. Who the heck is he anyway? Ought to be made into chicken salad. PBS is too liberal anyway, teaching children about tolerance and kindness to refugees. Put them on the chopping block. And get rid of that damn bird once and for all.

OC: It’s taken care of. What’s next?

DT: Meals on wheels. What kind of hokey nonsense is that? Serving meals to homebound seniors? They probably go to the casino and gamble then eat lunch courtesy of my tax dollar. Meals on wheels has to go. Old age or disability isn’t an excuse for needing a meal. Those insufferable hacks need to get off the government dole. Cut meals on wheels.

OC: Don’t you think that’s harsh?

DT: The Republicans say it’s part of downsizing government. Hey, we can’t please everybody.

OC: If you say so. What’s next?

DT: Build that wall between the US and Mexico.

OC: A wall that size is expensive. Besides I’m in the business of destruction, not construction. We don’t have much experience in wall construction. It’ll cost a staggering amount of money first of all. Secondly, you’ll need to confiscate people’s private land. They won’t be too happy especially the Indians. The head of the Tohono Indian reservation said the wall won’t be built on their land. Remember, we signed treaties with the Indians. DT, let me ask you if you’ve looked at some of the rocky terrain between the US and Mexico? It’ll be quite a challenge to build a wall in some parts, if not impossible. And there are wild animals that migrate back and forth between the two countries. Finally, there’s the issue of payment. On the campaign trail you boasted that Mexico would pay for the wall. Doesn’t look that way to us. Seems like you’re asking the taxpayers to foot the bill.

DT: That’s beside the point. Americans want that wall. They won’t care who pays for it and how much it costs. Trust me. Americans will pay. And I’ll handle those Indians. Rip up the treaties. They’re old anyway. I’m the president and I can do what I want. As for the animals, who cares about them? I don’t. I said I’d build a wall and the wall will be built. A big beautiful wall.

OC: If you say so.

DT: Of course I say so. I’m the president.

OC: Yes you are. What’s next on your list?

DT: Hunters. Have to please the hunters. They voted for me. Stupid deer, bears and wolves don’t vote. Who cares about them anyway? Prepare a bill that lets hunters kill sleeping bears and wolf cubs. That’ll make them happy. They love their guns and they love killing animals. They’ll remember DT kept his word.

OC: Animal lovers will hate you. They hate you anyway.

DT: I don’t care who hates me. I’m rich, I’m the president. I can do what I want.

OC: What’s next on the list?

DT: The press. I hate reporters. They all lie anyway. Never report anything nice about me.

OC: May I say something?

DT: Sure go ahead.

OC: Have you done anything nice?
DT: Sure I have, I signed an executive order allowing mentally ill patients to buy guns. Hey, whose side are you on, anyway.

OC: Of course, your side.

DT: That’s enough for now. We’ll work on this again tomorrow. I’m tired, I’m going to my vacation home in Florida for a little golf.

OC: Who’s running the country in your absence in case I have questions?

DT: I guess the vice president. I have to go now. I’m tired. I’ll be back with you. There’s much more to destroy. We’ll start next time with health care.