Friday, January 20, 2017

Rock and roll and the end days

It's a new day, a new era, a whole new change of scenery.

After 8 years, we say goodbye to Obama.  He may not been the best president ever, he wasn't the worst, but he had the worst Goddamned congress ever, and managed to survive and do some good things along the way.  And some things cannot be explained.  Why the worst Goddamned congress ever, most got reelected.   And then we had the failed reality star deciding to run for POTUS against the hot air that was running for POTUS and the failed reality star beat them all out and then beat out Hilary Clinton on Election Day.   The world was tired of Clintons anyway right?

It is a dark day in history and I never thought I would see the day of such of this, a failed reality star becoming the 45th POTUS, it's in the history books, can't change it now.  It's not the failed reality star that worried me but rather the Republican controlled everything, house, senate so on.  So far, the GOP have undermined things, yes they are getting rid of the ACA or Obamacare and have no replacement plans, except for vouchers and privatization and denying pre existing health issues.  But the ignorant kept blaming the black POTUS, now commenced to history for their ills and turned a blind eye  to the GOP, whose motto is keep telling lies till the public believes it's the truth.   And there's a lotta gullible folk that finally caved in to the GOP telling lies over and over again, believing it's the truth.   Certainly Hilary wasn't the idea choice, the more logical one was Bernie Sanders but the way that the Democrats National Committee treated him, the backlash from Bernie supporters wouldn't join the Hilary bandwagon.  Strange after the loss, we didn't much from Hilary, while Bernie continued to stir up the pot.  Perhaps had Bernie won the Democratic nomination he would be sworn in as 45th President but that's dreaming out loud and living in the parallel world.

So far, looking at his appointees for the Cabinet, I am not impressed at all by the failed reality star and the lack of mid-westerners in favor of Southern men is troubling. And to privatize PBS, get rid of the National Endowment Of The Arts?  This is not exactly making America great.  Now we hear Republican bitching about the rest of the voters, who didn't vote for the failed reality star, to lay back and enjoy it and give him a chance when it's clear that the same folk didn't practice what they preached and rebelled when Obama was president, most likely from Rafeal Theodore Cruz and his turtle face munchkin from Kentucky Hissyfit McConnell obstructed their way throughout these past 8 years, and only came together to help out their rich buddies hoarding money.  But this state isn't much better, granting Emperor Branstad another term and western hack Steve King another term to vote out your ACA.  If any of these hoo ha's should cast a vote for single payer health care they would be remembered a lot more fondly then being bought out by Big Pharma.  Even Cory Booker, sold himself out to Big Pharma in saying no to Canadian meds to the USA.  No wonder the public don't trust nobody in congress anymore.   Eventually they are all bought and paid for by drug hobbyist or Big Oil.

I hope to think that in the next four years, things will get better but I seriously doubt it.  I'm certain big oil will once again raise prices back to 4 dollars a gallon within two years, and while there might be inquiries at tax payers expense of course, the Republican controlled everything will shoot things down.  No, the DNC not only screwed Bernie but screwed everybody in terms of putting Hilary ahead.  And in the meantime everybody is fighting everybody for voting for the failed reality star since he was the only real thing that was a change.    And I'm afraid the change that nobody wants.

I could be wrong.   Let's hope that I'm wrong but I doubt it.  I have no hope for the next four years.  And I will give the failed reality star as much chance as much as the Republicans did for Obama, obstruct at every corner and do shady deals behind the scenes.  It's not the Donald I'm worried about as much as the do nothing GOP, and we knew how well they did back in 2000.  Business as usual for these folks. Or to see if they can start another war.  Will the failed reality star finally break away from the business as usual bullshit in Washington and do something different?  So far the answer will be no.   The only hope is see Jesus come out of the heavens to save all of us and turn this planet into a place where we can all live together in peace.  But we have a better chance of seeing a full blown Beatles reunion taking place before that ever happens.

The end of days.  Day one.

(observation: although I had reservations about Obama at times, I thought he did a fine job considering all the obstruction from the GOP and the usual right leaning media.  Social media has made a note telling people to suck it up, and he's your president now, but at the same time continue to bash the former 44th POTUS from day one.  Already the backlash has begun with violence and protests across the country.  At the same time the new FRS POTUS got in due to the stay at home voters, even if you did not choose you still made a choice in the election. Janis Ian is one of more outspoken folks out there and she's going to take lightly about the thought of Sucking it up.  In fact it made her that much madder and more determined to make her point.)

From Janis Ian

In the past 48 hours I have been told to "get over it" and "suck it up" by more than 100 people on my own page.

Here is my response. I will continue to post as many political comments and memes as I like. I will also continue to post as many free downloads, funny photos, and interesting quotes as I like. Why? Because this is my page.

This is also my country. My grandparents did not watch their families slaughtered by Cossacks and gutted by so-called Russian "patriots", then WALK across Russia and Ukraine, endure unimaginable hardships, and finally arrive at the Statue of Liberty - and then learn a new language, a new way of life, a new way of government - so I could give up the right to dissent.

That is why my family came here. That is why my grandfather bagged groceries and my grandmother ran a boarding house and my other grandmother took in mending. That is why my father went into the service and then to college on the G.I. bill, why my mother took night courses, why everyone and everything in my family was geared toward thinking and questioning and moving forward. So that I, a second-generation American, could, through merit and hard work, become "the American dream".
So here is my answer to those of you who would normalize what is happening around us right now.

Dear James (and Elizabeth, and Harold, and all the rest) -
Thank you for posting. I appreciate your suggesting that I now "let it go" and "suck it up" because "like it or not, he's our president." (Or in the case of all the Australians and New Zealanders chiming in for some reason, "he's your president now.")

All right! Which part would you like me to let go of? Shall I drop the "grab pussy" part? or maybe the "gay people need conversion therapy" part, since Pence said it, not Trump?

How about the Muslim registry, so wonderfully reminiscent of that bright yellow star my forebears had to sew on their coats? Or maybe I should heed Trump's statement "It's cold in New York - we need global warming".

Wait. I can suck it up and try to forget the part where he dodged the draft, then said of John McCain "I like people who weren't captured" Wouldn't that be patriotic?

And as a Jersey girl, I could just "suck up" and "let go" of the part where he said "thousands and thousands of people" in Jersey City were cheering as the World Trade Center buildings fell.
Wait, I know! Let's forget freedom of the press, his veiled threats to allow White House briefing access only to periodicals that agree with him. Suck on that, you liberal swine. Maybe I can also let go of the part where he threatens newspapers with changes in the libel laws, so he can sue them - and I can suck up to the National Enquirer, owned and run by Trump's dear friends.

Wait! My grandparents were always terrified they'd have to prove they had a right to be in America, so even though it was always illegal to require it, they carried their "papers" with them everywhere. Yeah, if there'd been a Jew Registry, they could already have been counted.

How about I about I let go of him saying “An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud”? Or when he said Mexico would pay for "the wall", except now we have to front the money?

Or my personal favorite, the part where he promises and promises to release his tax returns if he's elected....

C'mon, James. Which part should I let go of first?

No no no!!! I take it all back! I want to let go of this part, because somehow, I can't un-hear it. I can't un-see it. And I sure as hell can't "suck up to it":

"I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look. I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything." Donald J. Trump

Nice. Go after married women. Cheat on your first two wives (at least). Kiss someone who doesn't invite it and consider yourself a "magnet". How presidential.

Yes, folks. I'll "suck it up" and "let it go". When hell freezes over.

You don't like it? Get off my page.

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