Saturday, July 20, 2019

Yes, it's will get this bad

Corporate GOP loves factory farms 
Food production becomes a cut-throat market (Globalization) 
Independent farmers and farmer cooperatives viewed as competition by corporations 
Independent farmers sustained by USDA subsidies 
GOP orders USDA to move to Kansas 
Most USDA employees refuse to move 
USDA effectively shut down as federal agency 
Subsidies for independent farmers ends 
Independent farmers stop farming; farming cooperatives forced out 
Corporate factory farms can't keep up with the demand 
Imported food is banned by high tariffs 
Food prices skyrocket (at this point the process has spiraled out of control) 
Most Americans face death by starvation 
GOP rides the horse of Famine into greater power 
Processed faux food cheaper than real food 
Factory farms use slave labor 
Major grocery chains stores torched by starving protesters 
Food riots ensue 
GOP declares martial law through their presidential puppet 
American soldiers fire on the American people 
Stephen Miller orgasms.

Vote Democrat in 2020.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The street pimp and procurer Epstein

Fascinating how wealth and class privilege still act to protect Epstein from his crimes. People are wondering how Epstein got all his money, floating the idea of elaborate blackmail schemes. Epstein seems to float in a isolated pool of turpitude, the solitary villain, fiendishly luring innocent men into his whiles. Dear gods: the pimp on the street doesn't get his money from blackmail--blackmail would get that pimp killed or ratted out on. Epstein made his money pimping children to his clients, period. And who were his clients? The 1%. The wealthy elite who consider themselves above the law; the REPEAT clients who hired Epstein to find MORE female minors for their extravagant orgies, their clandestine meetings, the rich and powerful who would not hesitate to have Epstein killed if he threatened to tell anyone of their "business" dealings. Epstein made a fortune selling children as sex slaves to the soulless monsters who could afford to sate their lusts without fear. I am waiting for Epstein to be found dead under mysterious circumstances.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Acumen

Hopefully, with the experience he's just gained, Trump will be able to open a hot-dog stand next July 4th.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

He's their boy

The part sickens me about the atrocities at our border with Mexico, engineered by Stephen Miller, is Miller doesn't operate in a vacuum. And Miller goes to all these parties, where, out of the public eye, away from revealing cameras, the wealthy and powerful gather around him, slap him on the back and shake his hand, saying, "Good work, Stevie-boy--keep it up. We're with you all the way!"

Reason enough to oppose war

Now I know America is being run like a business: 45's admin wants our soldiers to die for nothing--and no benefits.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

And Putin smirks

45 is doing such an excellent job of estranging the USA from our former allies and making common cause with tyrants, you'd think it was deliberate....

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Hierarchy is natural?

The consequence of a stratified hierarchy--beloved by conservatives--is we, the people, all die, be it a military death, a religious death, a medical death, or an economic death; we die slowly and painfully, and our deaths are usually meaningless.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Grumbles, Growls, and Guffaws 20190529-2

One problem with having lived for over 60 years is when I see something advertised as a bargain, I remember when it was much, much cheaper.

Nothing is too petty for the 45 administration: Crooks and Liars: Red Painter:
'The White House was so worried about upsetting Donald Trump during his trip to Japan that they placed a TARP over the name of the USS McCain, the ship was "relocated" to obscure it from sight and the ship's sailors were given the day off.'
A step forward is a step forward:
  • Daily Kos: Laura Clawson: New Hampshire abolishes death penalty, as state Senate overrides Gov. Sununu's veto
  • Daily Kos: Gabe Ortiz: Maine has become the latest state to ban harmful, so-called “conversion therapy” for LBGTQ minors. “By signing this bill into law today,” said Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, “we send an unequivocal message to young LGBTQ people in Maine and across the country: We stand with you, we support you, and we will always defend your right to be who you are.”
So now the latest Rambo film is our action hero defending his home and ranch against THE OTHER, said villain looking to be some faceless corporate perhaps doing a land grab, or else the "deep state" trying to silence him. Alt-right much?

Grumbles, Growls, and Guffaws 20190529-1

I had to turn on the heat pump last night. [Marshals crane backing up while hoisting Summer] "Okay, back a little more ... little more.... Right there! Okay, set 'er down easy--" BATHUMP. "Awesome; there's Summer right it belongs, just after Spring."

Thank the gods: can we now kindly drive a wooden stake through the heart of Game of Thrones as an act of mercy? Why do we keep thinking bad fiction makes for good media? Think GoT is good fiction? Read Mark Twain's Seventeen Rules for Writing.

Made biscuits today since I'm not paying $$$ for a loaf of bread.

I like how Trump is multi-tasking all the different levels of Dante's Inferno Trump will occupy after he dies. Satan will need to install a light rail system just to shuttle Trump around to meet his just punishments. At least Trump will improve Hell's infrastructure....

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Mock Paper Scissors: Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac: tengrain: 'And then Fox News had a nutty, when analyst Andrew Napolitano said Robert Mueller “basically” said in a public statement that his office would have indicted President Trump had he not been president. Pravda on the Potomac, Fox News, by the way, did not have a single Mueller story up yesterday. The Memory Hole is in working order.'

driftglass on Thomas B. Hofeller: 'Republicans find their courage in one of two ways:  once they leave office and go shopping for a cable news gig, or once they drop dead and leave behind a pissed off family member and an uncleared hard drive.'

The Smirking Chimp: Alex Henderson: Here Are 4 Key Moments from Mueller’s Stunning Statement on the Russia Investigation [Editing and formatting mine]:
  1. 'Mueller can not say with “confidence” that Donald Trump “clearly did not commit a crime.”
  2. Mueller was bound to honor policy against indicting a sitting president.
  3. Mueller indicated that he will not testify before Congress.
  4. Mueller stressed that Russian interference in 2016 was aggressive and brazen.'


Migrating to here

I've had it with Facebook. Invasive monitoring, nurturing neo-fascist hate speech to increase their revenue, selling our personal data to obviously Russian think tanks, who then put Trump into the Oval Office--I'm done with Facebook. Yes, Google has its problems as well, but seems a better choice to me for now. Let's see how this works out....

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Smartly Stupid

We somehow seem to expect our children in school to be smart and stupid at the same time. Smart enough to pass all the merit-based testing, yet stupid enough not to notice our dead-end economy.

What are our students learning? They are learning that for every problem, there is an ineffective solution. These ineffective solutions are based on the (ancient) idea that less money will solve everything.

How do you motivate students to learn? Give them a future. Our students are not stupid. They can look ahead and see what our economic injustice--all of our money flowing upwards and never coming back down--will do to them.

And yet the solution seems to be learning cursive writing? Seriously?

Yes, it's will get this bad

Corporate GOP loves factory farms  Food production becomes a cut-throat market (Globalization)  Independent farmers and farmer co...