I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Silent Majority Speaks

CPAC is happening right now, that gathering of Crazy Conservatives.  This year there many Republican Congressmen are no shows, the excuse being it's a bad time of year and... get this, they managed to get a Conservative into the White House.  I suspect the real reason is because of the uproar at Town Halls.  Speakers at the convention are saying it is not something to worry about, but it is, and I suspect they are more than slightly concerned.  You see for years, ever since Reagan, Conservatives have been bragging about a Moral Majority, or sometimes they called it a Silent Majority, and those really crazy ones called it a Christian Majority, because they believed there were millions and millions of Americans who loved what they were doing.
In a twisted way, they were partially correct, there is a Silent Majority, however that group is not made up of Conservatives, rather the members of that group are Independents, and Centrist Republicans, as well as those on the Left, and we are the Majority.  And, of course, they are in total denial since the truth scares them shitless.  They are the Major Minority.

We are the Silent Majority

And we are speaking out.  Some Congressmen are getting as many as 300 faxes per hour - that's going to kill their budget for office supplies.  We, the Majority, are standing up for our Rights.  We, the Majority, are telling them to shut up, to do their job, to represent the Majority, not the Minority.  And they have a fool for a President who's sinking in quicksand, and he's going to take them all down with him.  We are the Majority.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Republican immigration failure

For those who haven't noticed, the Republicans have a really serious problem when it comes to dealing with immigrants.  Even though they, themselves, are the children, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren of immigrants, they hate them.  They claim those that are here illegally are stealing American jobs, they're taking advantage of American benefits, and they're criminals. Until now, all they've every done is fan the flames, but now they have the Idiot in Chief in the White House.  Now they're going to clean house.  They are going to cut off their nose in spite of their face.  You see there are some Republicans who understand the $'s involved here. not only in the hiring of people to extradite these people, but in the lose of their services.  That's right, most illegals work real jobs.... they clean shitters, and pick fruit, and mow lawns, and get paid under the table.  They clean houses and some are even Nannies, all under the table.  Deporting these people means a lot of open jobs which will force employers to pay higher wages, and pay taxes.  In other words, everybody's cost will go up.  Bad for the economy.  These illegals buy food.  A general estimate would put that total at about $100 million per week, or about $5.2 billion a year.  Bad for the economy.  Taking them out of the equation means a really, really big hit to the economy.  But that's okay, because Conservatives hate illegals.  And while there is a certain % of them who are criminals, there is a certain % of all Americans who are just as guilty, in fact some of the biggest crooks in this country are Republicans.

They will screw themselves silly over this because they don't actually stop and think.  It's that GOP conservative fire, you know?  The faster you can make it burn, the higher you can get those flames to shoot, the happier they are.  The fact when the fire's spent, all they're going to be left with are ashes isn't even in their field of vision, probably because they'll blame somebody else, most like Bill Clinton, since they blame everything they can on that man.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

An Antisemitic Trump, oh, and my state tax refund

Way back, at the end of December, I filed my Federal and State Income Taxes as soon as I had all of the forms (I get refunds... always).  This year I'm getting a sizeable refund from PA.  Nice, huh?  This is because when International Paper paid off my pension fund they deducted a lot for State Income Tax.  Well, for those who don't know, PA is one of 2 states (the other I believe is NJ) that does not charge tax on pension benefits, so I'm getting a stately sized refund.
But not so fast!  Because the $ amount is so high, PA is requiring more information... like copies of my W2's and my 1099 R's.  I know this because I went in to check on where my refund was at in being processed.  If I hadn't, I'd be waiting for a letter which is not due to be mailed out until 3/1 (at the earliest.  I can, however, fax the information to the state, which will be done some time this AM.

So, how long will it take before I get my big refund?  I have no idea.  Hopefully before June since I've been planning on using that to pay my Real Estate Taxes.  
As for the Idiot in Chief?  He made a paltry statement yesterday about Antisemitism...  Some say it's too little, some say it's too late, it's probably both.  This is not so say that he is antisemitic, I just don't think he cares.  Nope, not at all.  As a CEO, if he'd heard that grave stones had been topped, I have no doubt all he would do is shrug since it would have had nothing to do with his business interests.  Now, as President, DT needs to show concern, compassion, those very attributes he divorced himself from years ago.  It's just one of the many things that make him such a phony.  This guy is human being stupid, and he's too damn old to change.  Things will get worse.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tiny Turmp

Reality hits the DT.  Saw this and had to link to it, though I guess every one else is doing the same thing.  Pocket Potus does sound like something from Ronco, the company behind the Pocket Fisherman, of course, in a life and death situation the Pocket Fisherman might save your life.  Here, the Pocket Potus is just going to give you a laugh.  I really liked the stack of books.

Also wondering how Celo Gold got to stand so close during the inauguration.  Good stuff.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Trump takes Sweden

So, it's Monday and it's a Holiday and... I work.  What else is new?  Doesn't bother me though, you see I now have this fixed shift, besides, President's Day, not exactly the most exciting holiday in the books.
There was an issue yesterday with a part-time associate who transferred in from a different store.  She picked up a small, Weber grill that was on Clearance and brought back to the department in the Return's Cart.  No, no say the rules and regulations.  When I pointed that out to her she got upset because, well, you know how it goes, I had to be wrong.  Then again, I'm no longer in management so I can't yell at her... so, I'll probably talk to the Department Supervisor and let him know that he needs to talk to her.
And what about Trump and Sweden?  That who thing was so Funny!  I take it that only were the Swedes confused, so was the rest of the World.  Did you hear the collective sigh when the Idiot in Chief gave his explanation?  He saw something on Fox News and jumped to terrible conclusion and then gave voice to this dementia.  For a second I thought he was going to try and have Hollywood remake that old Bob Hope chestnut "I'll Take Sweden," with DT filling in for Hope.

And, of course, I don't know if this is real or fake news, but the Russians seem to be a bit unsatisfied with the DT administration so far.  Look like there's another dossier in the works.  I understand the subtitle is "Bobo in Chief.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Two faced Toomey

Part of my Agenda yesterday was to send emails to Pat Twomey.  He is one of the Trumplodite state representatives from Pennsylvania.  He was not expected to win re-election, however, he ended up riding back to the Senate on the coattails of the Idiot in the White House.  And, of course, the response I received back was... so weakly generic, just what I expected.  It's not going to get any better than this.  My repeated question was "when are you going to hold a Town Hall?"  I suspect that will most likely be a long time in coming.  He is, after all, a GOP lackey, one without a spine.  Have you noticed that a lot of our GOP Senators do poorly when face to face with their constituents, especially if the constituents are part of the majority of voters who actually want their will to be represented.  If he does hold a Town Hall soon, it would not surprise me if it turns out to be one of the near clandestine events held between himself and the Trumplodites who voted for him.

Failed Pennsylvania Senator Toomey

Hey, you know what I say?  He climbed into that boat, now he's got to deal with the crashing waves.  And if he falls overboard, well, I guess that's just too bad.  What a two faced phony.

Thank you for contacting my office. I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts about current issues. Please be assured that constituent correspondence will receive a reply in the near future.

Pat Toomey
U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania

Friday, February 17, 2017

Our Agenda

Today is the 17th of February.  Today is the Strike4democracy.  The Republicans hate this shit.  Their vision of democracy is very narrow; limiting rights to those that are advocated by a religion that they define.  Racist comments from the Old Testament are parlayed into regulations geared to eliminate equality.  Those not subscribing to their beliefs are seen as contemptible, and treated as less than human.  They have their agenda.  We Have Ours!  They are the minority.  We Are The Majority!  We live in a democracy that is "for the People, by the People."  We live by Majority Rule, not minority dictate.  Because we want "all men to be created equal," they see us as the enemy.  In their eyes we are not all equal, and they do have their Agenda, and it is totally opposed to our Agenda.

They hate the fact that we are standing up to them.  We take their words, and untwist their lies, and tie them up in a rope of truth.  Our Agenda leads to openness, to equality.  Their agenda leads to a small black room with a closed, locked door.  We are the Answer.  Stand up.  Talk back.  Prove to them how small they really are.