I lost a follower again. I guess some people have a hard time accepting the truth. Too bad. The thing is that people who are supposed to be here will come and those who are not supposed to be here? Oh well … good luck to everybody is what I always say. You get what you pay for and when you get me, you get the best there is. Ask me and I will tell you!
Maybe the reason most white evangelical “Christians” worship Trump (and believe me when I tell you that “Worship” is not too strong a word because I believe most of them would throw themselves into a fire if he asked them to …) Maybe Trump’s allure for the right wingers who claim to be “Born Again” begins with his widely-publicized admission that he is (was) an enthusiastic “Pussy Grabber.” Maybe “Pussy Grabbing” is one of the unwritten Ten Commandments for the religious right in this country.
Maybe they worship him because he has set the new Christian standard of having been married three different times …. a new morality rising here … marry as often as you like, it is nobody’s business … not yours, not theirs, not God’s even!
Maybe it is because the Right Wing religious who support him believe that someday in the future he will manage to pass laws allowing the stoning of homosexuals and transgenders.
Maybe it is because he has pandered to the religious Right virtually or actually promising them that he will always support their every religious extremist views and maybe they see him as the “Savior” of the country in times when morality has left the room.
Maybe it is because the rabid religious right wingers are so sexually repressed that they are looking for somebody with leadership qualities who will more or less be guaranteed to stick excesses and unbalanced lunacy up into the dark recesses of their unmentionable regions. Maybe they perceive those redemptive qualities in Trump. I don’t know but I do know that if you talk to some of the sons of b**ches, you will find out they are as fanatically supportive of “Their President” as any rabid faction could ever be for any president who ever lived.
Right now, he is apparently satisfied with a temporary cessation of payroll tax deductions from workers’ paychecks … and he is using the difficulties cause by coronavirus as the excuse. Everyone should know by now that those payroll tax deductions are what feeds Social Security and Medicare, two iconic programs that have kept millions of elderly and disabled citizens out of poverty for nearly a Hundred years now.
The president (If that is what you still wish to call him) reportedly went onto some television program just a few days ago and publicly declared that if he is reelected in 2020, he will see to it that Social Security and Medicare will be totally and permanently eliminated from the American Scene.
““We just heard it straight from Trump’s own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security.” —Social Security Works!” — That is what one observer had to say about it all.
It has been reported that after the president made this declaration, his campaign got all hot and bothered about the idea and started bragging it up on social media. So you see, folks, it is apparently not just Trump who is happy with the idea of impoverishing millions of elderly and disabled Americans … it is a lot of his closest cronies as well.
The problem, as I see it with all this news is that when he was first running for the office of President, the liar-in-chief promised to protect Social Security and Medicare. It seems to me like he has had another change of heart about the matter.
“”Social Security is the foundation of everyone’s retirement security,” Altman added. “At a time when pensions are vanishing and 401ks have proven inadequate, Trump’s plan to eliminate Social Security’s revenue stream would destroy the one source of retirement income that people can count on. Moreover, Social Security is often the only disability insurance and life insurance that working families have. If reelected, Trump plans to destroy those benefits as well.” —- The foregoing quotation is from an article I was reading which you can read too if you wish …..
He already managed to cut the unemployment benefit that laid off workers were receiving …. a $600 stipend to tide them over during the pandemic … to $400 and he placed responsibility on the various states to provide $100 of that amount. If the states can’t afford the price tag, then those who had been counting on that $600 might end up getting only $300. This is the “Make America Great Again” factor at work, I suppose.
If he is successful in terminating Social Security and Medicare, I can’t wait to hear some of the squeals and squawls that will come from even some of those who think he is the great big political God who loves and cares for everybody — If he does eliminate these social safety net programs, don’t some of the idiots that support him right now understand that he will be shafting them in the ass as well as everybody else?
Are people that damned dumb?
In the midst of the pandemic it seems as if schools around the United States are hell-bent on reopening as fast as possible because the general thinking is that when kids are kept out of in-person school experiences, they suffer some kind of damage … mental …anyway that is the argument that I have been hearing although I have to say I never heard any such crap when I was going to school all those years ago. I guess today’s kids are either a lot more fragile than they once were or professional perceptions of them have failed to recognize their self-contained resilience and ability to cope and to adjust when not inhibited by societal over protection.
So the idea is to cram as many kids into schools as possible as quickly as possible and all I can see happening is a new pandemic rising from such ill advised actions … a new pandemic driven by the millions of kids that will become infected and who will then carry their infections home with them and spread them to the local community like a raging wildfire. It is already happening in Georgia, a state that kind of acted like a role model for the early school opening urge …. more than 200 new covid cases in one Georgia school district only two days after the rush to reopen — and it will get worse … I believe you can bet your bottom dollar on that one.
I knew it was coming and now I am reading that President Trump has indicated a desire to have his image preserved as an addition to iconic Mt. Rushmore. Stop reading for a minute and let that idea sink in — Trump wants his image to rest forever beside the four presidents already on the national monument. I do not wish to piss on Mr. Trump’s parade, but I find that idea a little off-putting for some reason that I cannot readily put my finger on at the moment. It is the same feeling that sweeps over me when I ponder the idea of adding a chapter to The Holy Bible detailing the life and adventures of Trump.
Read this when you are in the bathroom. It might help your bowels to move a little better:
The President has just recently signed executive orders, one of which is designed to put a halt to the payroll deduction tax (The deduction from paychecks that pays for social security and medicare …. you remember “Cash strapped and imperiled social security and medicare, don’t you? —– and a more recent report I read said that the president would really love to make the stoppage of the payroll tax deductions permanent. If he makes those deductions permanent then there is no source of income for either social security or medicate and eventually both programs would disappear. Are you ready for that to happen?
It’s all so crazy and the worst part of it all is that we might get saddled with four more years of the same … or worse … if The Donald gets re-elected. Is America really that damned stupid?
Now that the covid 19 cases in the United States is passing the Five-Million mark, it is being widely reported that some European countries are voicing their alarm at the statistics.
Most of the people expressing the alarm are admitting to being astonished, awed and impressed by the fact that America is supposed to be the richest and most powerful country on the planet and still we haven’t been able to get this plague under control.
I am guessing that those who are expressing their fears here are unaware of the idiocy that dominates Washington, D.C., these days … the kind of idiocy that knows about the uncontrolled spread of the pandemic but who just seem to be totally unconcerned about the tragic aspects and their only priority being the winning of a presidential election and the deaths of multiple thousands of Americans is just an “It Is What It Is” situation with them.
Some of the Euro citizens are correctly telling whoever will listen that America does not care about the health of their citizens because if they did care about their citizens, they would have already adopted some of the successful containment techniques and procedures that has virtually freed many of the formerly heavily-infested Euro countries.
I agree with that assessment.
One article I read about all this correctly informs us that because of the dire situation in The United States, now boasting a death toll above 160,000 cases and rising, travel by Americans to Europe is being blocked by many of the concerned nations over there.
I am waiting to hear that The United States has passed the One Million mark in covid deaths and I think I can safely say that if the government doesn’t get off its ass and do something aggressive to counter the pandemic, we will see that one million mark and much sooner than anybody might want to admit.
You can read the rest of that article by finding the Associated Press website and looking for “US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases.” I cannot link over there because I have copyright concerns. But it is worth the effort to find it and to read it.
Now, on top of all that, it is being widely reported that children (Once thought to be immune from the Coronavirus) are some of the most effective spreaders of it.
I was not surprised when I heard that a school district in the State of Georgia registered more than 200 new cases of covid 19 after having rushed to reopen their school systems.
Yes, my friends, America has always been a model for the rest of the world in most things and right now I believe that we are the global model on what not to do in the face of a deadly life-threatening pandemic.
STOP THE PRESSES!
It is being reported that U.S. Intelligence has uncovered a Russian propaganda campaign aimed at making sure Joe Biden is defeated in the 2020 election and, according to all the reports, certain high-level Republicans have accepted the Russian-supplied anti-Biden propaganda and are using it against him.
The Republican names that I saw were Johnson, Grassley and Giuliani. If there are more, I haven’t heard about them yet.
Whether or not President Trump is aware of this allegation and/or whether he agrees with it or supports it in any way, shape or manner is unclear to this writer because I have heard nothing about it.
Here is more:
Is it even possible that members of our own Congress would use this kind of tactic to help defeat a candidate — Would members of our own Congress actually ally themselves with Russia in this kind of thing … and if they do, are there any consequences?
My last question about this matter is, “If this is true and if there are indeed members of our government using Russian-supplied anti-campaign information, does this amount to such members contributing to or supporting or enabling Russian interference in the 2020 election?
The President of The United States, one Donald Trump, is always talking about “Fake News.” But I wonder how many people ever ask themselves, “He is always talking about fake news but does he ever plant his own fake news?”
To try to answer that question, let us consider that he seems to always be telling The American People that the Coronavirus Pandemic is diminishing all over the country when, in fact, it is seriously increasing; not diminishing.
I observe that the President seems to like to assure us all that the pandemic is “Under Control” when, in fact, it is not only out of control, but The United States still does not have a coordinated response tactic other than the ditherings of something called “The White House Coronavirus Task Force” which, in my opinion, isn’t worth the paper it is written on because it is always seemingly contradicting everything the president has to say about the pandemic.
So the question remains, “Does the same president who constantly calls out “Fake News” create his own version of it and try to sell it to The American People?
Let me add another question to that one — “Do The American People know when the president is misrepresenting the truth and, even worse than that, does the president, himself know when he is misrepresenting the truth?”