on a Monday

on a Monday
You were expecting something else?

Monday, March 27, 2017

HEY, IT'S A MONDAY MORNING!

    I thought you might enjoy the sentiments expressed
in the canvas at the top of the page.  It pretty much says
it all, especially in respect to all that whining this  weekend
coming out of the  D.C. madhouse.  And the newspapers
are publishing every lame theory they can come up with,
to explain why this healthcare bill tanked. It tanked primarily
because it had nothing to do with healthcare Six years of
whining to come up with that piece of shit?
   The Donald seems to think it was about a lack of loyalty,
or stonewalling by the Democratic Party, etc.If it was so
great then why couldn't they even vote on the  damn thing?
Of course Congressional leaders will tell you that this is
merely a temporary setback and that they will keep advancing
bills to repeal Obamacare, one way or another. I think this
is their 61st effort to repeal.
  It appears that this administration wants to return to
the early days of the Industrial Revolution. As technology
keeps advancing going backwards is just not a viable
option. He can poo poo solar energy and the numerous
renewable energy advances, but it will not stop the
movement forward. If you were to drive around Tucson you
would see quite a number of solar installations, even a
rather large array at the VA hospital, and numerous other
places.
   And what about those rivers and tributaries that took
so long to clean up?  Now were supposed to sit idly
by while they become polluted again.  Anybody here
remember the stench coming off the rivers years ago?
The Hudson River and the Chesapeake Bay just to name
a couple.
   Are we going to back to leaded gasoline, as well?
The press seems to have this odd notion that the
Prez is suddenly change his behavior and think of
moving this country forward, but, as they say, "the
leopard does not change his spots", and these people
seem to be forever stuck in this pipe dream.  This is
it, folks.  He's shown you from the very beginning that
he has no intention of changing, not for anyone, and
certainly not to move America forward.
  I am reminded of that song by Mose Allison:
"Your mind is on vacation,
But your mouth is working overtime".

   That pretty much sums it up.  Last I looked he is now
conservatives in Congress, as well.  A rather
scatter shot approach, don't you think?  I think that
"bad hombre" is the one between your ears, Mr. Prez.
  And the stench of nepotism in this admin. is as
repugnant as the  man himself.  And isn't there inquiries
about the son in laws dealings with Russian businesses?
And the Donald wants to give him some sort of advisory
job on his council to help him dismantle the government.
This doesn't raise any eyebrows or queries from the Republicans
in Congress?  It damn sure does with the rest of America!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE "BLAME GAME" BEGINS........

   This will be the Washington D.C. version of the
"Gong Show".  The bottom line for all of this sort
of nonsense is that this new Health Care  Act that
Paul Ryan and his cohorts were trying to shove
through the House was actually a full blown piece of
shit.  It took you six years to come up with this pile
of nonsense?  And they couldn't even manage
to get it to a vote o the House floor.  Yank and burn,
but their intentions on this bill became  quite clear:
"If you're not part of the upper income bracket, just
give us your wallet and we shall take whatever you got".
I think Tony Soprano called this a "walletectomy".  Pretty
accurate actually.
   At least the events of yesterday took that smug
smirk off the face of Paul Ryan.  Donny, of course,
blamed the Democrats.  Yo', bro, your own party tanked
this piece of shit!  Their reasoning for not backing the
whole thing was that it was not severe enough, or profitable
enough.
   Either way, it's gonna be one of those whiny weekends.
May the Liar In Chief will head down for some golf to ease
his angst.  And poor Paul, he wasted all that time on his
pie charts, etc.  Oh, well, of to the proverbial dung heap with
that batch.  You sure did waste a lot off the taxpayers money
floundering around and accomplishing nothing.
  Ought to be an interesting weekend. I am sure the Donald will
provide us with some less than entertaining tweets.  Off the rails,
so to speak.   All for the moment.

Friday, March 24, 2017

THE BIG (OR POSSIBLY YUGE) KERFUFFLE!

   It's been a busy couple of weeks hasn't it?  Rumor
has it that the big vote on repealing the Affordable
Care Act will be on today's agenda.  The Trumpster
seems to be losing his patience with all of this.  Short
of recruiting some  knuckle breakers from the Bowery
to add a bit of leverage to the voting process, this
doesn't seem to be going as planned.  And, quite
obviously, Paul Ryan's not quite the beacon he
proclaims himself to be.  I saw some article that
categorized him as Paul the Pious. It was not flattering.
He is a rather sanctimonious and hypocritical little
shit.  The only reason he got to be speaker of the
House is because John Boehner retired because he
was sick of having to deal with the gutter snipping
and whining tea baggers ( or whatever it is that
they currently call themselves.)  Didn't Boehner refer
to Ted Cruz as Beelzebub?  Not a bad assessment, either.
  The other stinker in the woodpile is all this involvement
with Russia.  This goes way beyond the last election
cycle.  There are just way too many conflicts of
business interests with foreign nations.  With the Donald's
track record there is still the notion that he gives
preferential treatment to his business interest, which
do not coincide with the best interests of our nation.
For him it is always about money.  He has shown us that
 over and over again.  There isn't one member of his cabinet
that doesn't seem more than willing to sell you out
for the proverbial buck.  I cannot think of time in the
history of our nation that our President is only in it for
self gratification. Untrustworthy just about sums it up.
And completely lost!  I rather resent Donald Trump
using America for his piggy bank, and US citizens certainly
have the right to know about all those financial dealings
with foreign countries.
   The big joke down here in Tucson is what a waste of
money this wall will be.  Ineffective, as well.  And what,
pray tell, do you think is in all those unchecked containers
that come in through the ports?  Certainly a lot more
than one can sneak across the border in a car or a
backpack.
   I understand there was a terrorist attack in
Westminster yesterday, or the day before.  Being the
absolute dupe that Donald is, I have to wonder how that
$54 Billion budget for the military would help to curtail
this sort of random activity.  More tanks?  More missiles?
Since our leader was a draft dodger back in the Vietnam
days, I don't hold much confidence in his expertise, no
matter how much he tries to inflate his image.  I would
at least had a bit more respect for the man if he
was a contentious objector.  That, at least took some
courage.
   Oh, I did spot a picture of  the Obama's in the recent
issue of "US magazine.  They were coming out of some
restaurant in NYC.  They both looked quite happy and
healthy.  Being out of the Oval Office seems to have
added a certain vibrancy and well being for both of them.
Made him look about ten years younger.  Nice pix.
   I need more coffee.