So, here I sit debating with myself, do I want to start another go fund me fund drive, to do those things I desperately need help with, you know, getting a new pair of boots for work (I need black boots), black socks, plain white shirts, a black belt, car, and insurance... Or do I avoid it because of people who abuse the system.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
I am the type of person who really tries to be live and let live. I really don't want to be the guy who points out the stupidity exhibited by others. Ideally, nobody would need to be standing in the background imitating Dr. Gregory House, silently saying or outright screaming “You idiot.” But the world is not such a place, and you know, I can kinda understand how the character felt constantly. Hey, you're anti-vax because... You're an idiot, not only that, I have to wonder is it on purpose, or is your ignorance just something you cannot control. Normally, I find it to be the hard core conservatives that I want to do this with, but right now I am an equal opportunity offender, I am that way with Clinton Democrats.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Eh, in other news, the kkk is getting its very own television show on A&E. I have never been a fan of reality television, and yeah, this just re-enforces my disdain for most things called “reality”. So, some people are freaking out about this, I'm just scratching my head. This thing has been on the stove cooking for over a year, which is how it works. What, don't tell me you really thought that a new show starting in January was being filmed right now? I am not a Hollywood regular, but lets be honest, it takes time, a lot of time to film, edit, and produce a show of any nature, reality television is a little simpler because, as I understand it, they don't spend nearly as much time re-shooting scenes because of errors.
Monday, December 19, 2016
So, its all done, the election is in the books. Clinton lost, the Electoral College did not sweep in and save the day. There were more faithless electors in this presidential election than there have been in many, many years. Two refused to vote for Trump, that was in Texas of all places, four refused to vote for Clinton, the rest were replaced, until they found electors willing to vote for the candidate they were assigned.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Ah, so the Russians intentionally influenced our Presidential election... Oh my. So, now liberals are pissed off because the dirty commie Russians are meddling in our elections. I find it funny, myself personally, because many of those liberals who are now angry about outside influence tinkering with our election were oddly silent when this crap happened in the primaries.
Monday, November 21, 2016
I didn't want to get into it. Wanted to just give some support, some likes and shares on Facebook, but I wanted to keep my thoughts about it to myself. Congratulations, law enforcement and government officials in Standing Rock, you have well surpassed the line on acceptable behavior. You have finally, after all the crap being pulled on protesters, you have finally crossed the lowest line I have ever seen crossed in the US, that didn't result in fatalities. Oh and the media, you people, heh... Why are you in the media being so quiet?
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I have noticed a prevailing trend as of late, something in the wind starting to gather some steam. Some liberals are starting to say that liberals in general need to reconcile over the events of the last several decades, well more specifically the primary and election season that just ended. Hey, this is pretty good. The same group that told Sanders supporters to get over the primary, and due their duty are now crying that we must bury the hatchet, after months of insults, and being bullied, we must get over it all in the blink of an eye and we must bury the hatchet.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
I know, I know. I really haven't been around as much as I should since my Dad passed away. Years of being homeless, his death, struggling to survive, and just trying to get the ship righted has left me dealing with a lot of issues. Yeah, there have been a lot of helping hands, a lot of well wishes, people who would give until they had nothing left, but they have nothing to give. Yet even as I write this, even as I look back at the carnage of the last decade, I don't see it getting better.
I didn't really want to get into this, but I have to. You see, any autopsy of the Clinton campaign is bound to discuss why the Democratic Party didn't have a good grasp on the Senate, and test the House. That was after all a major push for those who wouldn't vote for Clinton, the desire to see at least the Senate or the House come under Democratic Party control. Well, not the House, that is pretty much lost until 2020, but there was a strong push to weaken the GOP control over it.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
This is a rather difficult aspect of the Clinton Campaign autopsy to get into. This difficulty is not based on anything more than the sheer number of scapegoats that are being pointed at, while failing to acknowledge that there were always problems.
Monday, November 14, 2016
To be sure there will be more of these posts as things start to settle down. People like me also have a ton of work to do, trying to help people come to terms with Trump, and a GOP controlled government, who will do all the things we stand against. Really, if you think that Trump winning was the worst, let me tell you all something, we have to fight tooth and nail, all of us to see that things are not undone. If you want to place blame on people who voted third party, or failed to vote, then you need to sit down and really think about everything that happened in this election.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
The Democratic Party needs to start re-positioning itself, or trends like this will continue. Clinton managed to pull out a lead in the popular vote, yet she lost ground in several key states that President Obama had flipped in 2012. The fact is, the Democratic Party needs to find itself, and with a crop of potential candidates moving forward, it is time to move forward and have a changing of the guards. Rather than blame everyone else because they lost, you know third party voters, the FBI, Russian hackers, the DNC needs to own this, they need to realize that votes are not owed to their candidate. They need to step back and really look at the final picture of this election. They put forth, via super-delegates a candidate that did not inspire people, who had problems getting a hundred people gathered at a campaign stop. The top of the ticket itself was a rehash of neo-liberal and friendly conservatism. The choice to go with yet another neo-liberal at the top of the ticket harmed the down ballot races. Creating a scenario where the GOP was given control of the Senate, on top of the control they already had within the House of Representatives.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Deep under the surface of this election, it must be noted that this was an atypical election cycle.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Now, I have heard people complaining about ideological purity tests, and that those in the progressive wing of politics have taken way too far. Yet, they forget that we came out for Obama, Kerry, and in part Gore over the last 16 years, only to be soundly ignored by Obama.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Continuing the trend of trustworthiness and likability. Clinton has battled these issues most of her career. Little half truths followed by “misstatements” or lies. Trying to hide the truth of things that happened, or comments made ultimately harmed her potential presidency more than anything else.
This is going to take several posts over the next week or so, to try and explain all the ins and outs of how a candidate who appeared to have complete control of the presidential election, completely flopped in the final hours of voting across the nation.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
My part in this circus side show is done. I walked to the polling place, I presented my photo ID, and I cast my vote, little good I believe it will do.
Monday, November 7, 2016
I cannot wait for Wednesday morning to come. Its like Christmas, really it is, and I'm not even Christian. Will Santa bring me the gifts I asked for in a poorly written letter, or will I get a lump of coal. For what its worth, it is apt to be a lump of coal, because Santa really is a prick (just look at the historical characters he is based on).
So, at this time, Trump is apparently gaining in the polls. Trump somehow managed to win his parties primary while being openly racist, and sexist. And people are scratching their heads as to why?
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
I'm still breathing, if anyone is curious... Since my self-imposed exile for mental wellness and physical conditioning I have dropped about ten pounds that I could spare, bad part is, I am bulking up. Managed to get off the soda (pop) mostly. And well, I am starting to get my wits about me again. As of now I am starting to find myself back on Facebook, and arguing, as always, politics. I have some bad news for you all, fascism has arrived in our land, and its looking pretty grim.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Okay, so while I was doing, someone sent me a link to an article about leaked audio from a Clinton donor party. Yay... Really, I have to vote in this election? Because I'm telling you all right now, I am not feeling it at all.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Junior Gym rat reporting in from my house, in my oh so comfy chair... Yeah, as you might have figured out from my last post I am intending on getting myself back in shape physically, and mentally. So, Facebook, Twitter, I am going to take some time away, we should really see other people, but hey, its cool if we hang out a bit when we run into each other. In the meantime, I will be around, or try to post someone at least once a week until I am right, then I should be back full time.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
So, I am just going to drop a line here from my little... “Screw politics, screw everything leave of mental health evaluation and get right vacation” I am on.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
So Colin Kaepernick is in the news. Yeah, this happened a few days ago, and I am just now getting around to it. So, is he in the news for some kind of spectacular sporting achievement, nope. He is in the news because he refused to stand during the national anthem at a preseason football game. Oh lord the world is ending, and people are completely loosing their marbles over it.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
So one thing I keep getting told about Jill Stein is that she wants to forgive all college debt. Hey, sign me up for that, man oh man, not having $90,000 worth of debt hanging over my head, killing my credit score, and at least a monthly phone call asking about paying more on my repayment plan would be sweet. It would mean that I could spend money elsewhere, like that awesome little Italian place that has the best pizza and food in the community, I'm sure they would love it if I went in there more than once a month.
Monday, August 8, 2016
You want to do your civic duty. You go to the primary (or general election) and you vote. Then you find out your vote didn't really matter, the election was decided before the first primary.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I am going to say some things that are going to make some of you very upset. Some of you will be happy about this, but most of you, most of you are going to be very unhappy. This is something you are going to need to hear, and you are going to need it learn this lesson now, or you are going to become very angry later. You are going to get your feelings hurt, you aren't going to understand why things aren't improving, and honestly, you are going to wonder why the next Bernie Sanders will lose in their bid for the nomination of the DNC. Sorry, while the DNC is in bad shape, nearly as bad of shape as the GOP, its not going to go down for the count, right now anyway.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I do not care if you like what you are about the read. I do not care if it offends thee. I have finally, finally reached a level where my anger is flaring inside of me. I am not a hot head, I do not allow anger to get the best of me, in most instances. Now however, now I will ascend to the top of the bully pulpit, and I will rage against an utterly broken and corrupted system, that you will now take part in willingly.
Monday, July 18, 2016
So, as of today, the GOP convention is on. In less than 12 days the DNC convention will be on. Last week Sanders endorsed Clinton, tongue in cheek, literally, and Clinton watched as her lead against Trump evaporated in several key states, and in at least one national poll. As is par for her personal course, her trustworthiness rating is somewhere near negative seventy percent.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
So, are you angry now? Are you hurt? Bummed out? Do you feel like you were lied to, stabbed in the back? Cause I am here with some words of wisdom, gleaned from years of working security, and living life. Even the biggest pile of shit, the largest lie starts somewhere, it has a kernel of truth somewhere in the muck.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
I have been purposely avoiding blogging. I found the even with the whole trying to be humorous bit getting a bit tiring. But at this point I feel compelled to crawl out from under my rock, say what I have to say, then crawl back into it. I am tired, I am tired of fighting with people who seem hellbent and determined to vote for Clinton. I am tired of third way Democratism, neo-liberal politics. I am tired of constant war, and the daily grind of just trying to make ends meet, while we have more death, and the destruction of sanity.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
So, imagine my surprise when I got online and saw the media calling the primary for Ms. Clinton. Well, I wasn't all that surprised, it was barely a blip on the radar. Oh hey, that was a shocking article, oh my. I was actually more surprised when I read Kimbo Slice passed away (not a fan of his or MMA, but it was shocking given his young age).
Monday, May 23, 2016
Want to watch the newest releases, but yeah, you can't afford to stop at Red Box... Hit your local library, just make sure you reserve the latest release before you go.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I have heard it said pizza is the food of the gods. Nope, pizza is too expensive. Ramen is the food of the gods. It is a poor mans Tofu. You can make anything from it.
Going to take a few minutes to write about something I have seen happening in the good of US of A in the last sixteen years. That is a marked increase in fear, and loathing.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
My toilet backed up because I couldn't afford trash bags for it.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Sorry, I haven't been in the mood to write much lately, and for the foreseeable future, I may or may not be in the mood. But the blog will remain, things will be added, and well, the posts will be very short. These posts will be more like comments.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
It is currently Mother's Day, sometime around 0600 EDT, and I have just walked in the door from a visit to the Emergency Room with my Mom. I was in a piss poor mood when I went, and my mood has gotten even worse. I might not look like it, but I have a very common trait with the likes of Trump when I become extremely tired, which I am currently, and when I become extremely agitated, which yeah, you guessed it, and that is the more agitated and tired I become, the less my filter works. I am at the point that I really don't give a shit about censoring myself, so, I am going to post this later, but write it now and sleep on it.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
In the wake of another Clinton loss, this time in Wisconsin, Clinton is now taking the Sanders campaign seriously. After allegations of voter suppression, a media blackout of the Sanders campaign, buried debates, pandering, flip flopping (she was for single payer, then against it, then for it again), nearly constant disingenuous remarks, and condescending remarks, Clinton is down to her finally options, disqualify and defeat Sanders, party unity be damned, we will unify the party later.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ah, its been a while again, live happens, just like in the movie Forrest Gump. To be honest, it has been a busy week for politics... Scandals, rumors, back stabbing, end arounds, and the like have all dominated the news. There has been a ton of fun, and not everyone is feeling it.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Bern or Bust membership to talk about why I do not see Clinton as being the next best option to a Sanders Presidency. Some of this I have spoken about a handful of times, some of it I haven't. Honestly, it is not something I like discussing, its painful, it causes old wounds to ache. If I was an amnesic I wonder if I would want to seek out those memories, or if I would be all the better to not know. Why I am in the Bern or Bust crowd... I'm tired. I am a tired, angry, and frustrated liberal, who is only “a dirty socialist” because the whole nation went right on me. I actually started this little journey of mine as a moderate, who went slightly liberal before the insanity known as the tea party took over. On all those political spectrum tests, I now reside left and down of Gandhi... Basically a Social Libertarian (or liberal libertarian), who knew?
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I want to take the time to expand on something I tossed into a post the other day, that is about a political revolution. While I think that I was fairly clear about things, I just want to expand on the subject, because some people simply won't understand, and honestly, I want this spelled out like my reasons for not wanting to vote for Clinton.
Monday, February 22, 2016
So, the other day while I was online I came across a post in a Facebook group, and I found it amusing, and gave my typical flippant comment directed at the original poster. “Give me what I want and I'll go away.” But now that I think about it, and since it was deleted by the poster or an admin, I have become more angered by it. I would have loved to have given a picture of that post to illustrate my point, but its gone, and the memory remains.
Monday, February 15, 2016
I am an “accelerationist”. It is a newer term from what I understand of it, one in which people like me are willing to completely fire sale our elections in order to create the situation where things are so dire, that people are forced to reevaluate their positions. We are a dangerous lot, you see, we have a candidate we like, we are showing up to vote for the man, and should he fail to make the cut we will sit back idle. You see, we are playing long ball, a phrase a friend uses.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I do not want “free stuff”, I honestly do not know of any Sanders supporter who just wants to be given anything, despite the claim. We want stuff, like the rest of the world, but we also accept that nothing in life is free, everything costs money. But there is one thing that we want that is free, a chance. A chance to start our adult life free of debt, the ability to earn money, to own a home, live the American Dream. We want a life where we aren't burdened by student loan debt, just to get into an entry level job, or a job that requires slaving away for barely enough to keep food on the table.
So, Sanders won New Hampshire. Oh yeah, smell that scent of victory, but like I told Clinton supporters last week, don't get cocky kid. It was more bloodbath than victory, but now the fight is going to turn vicious, and it is going to be an uphill struggle. No need to beat around the bush, ladies and gentlemen, this is going to get a lot worse before it gets marginally better. I would hope Sanders holds on until the convention, and I really think he can if we all get out and vote. We cannot leave it to others, this is a statement we must all make.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
So the Iowa caucus is behind us now. Most people have given their views on it, but here is my prospective on the affair.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
It was once stated somewhere in this blog that if you are voting on a candidate based solely on gender that you are doing it wrong. I doubt any of the authors around these parts will say that it has not been well passed the time for the fairer sex to occupy the Oval Office. The truth is, we should have had a Madam President more than twenty years ago. But that has yet to be, and nothing we say or do will change the fact that we have never officially had a Madam President. Sorry Ms. Roosevelt, you might have been in charge when your husband was too ill, but it was never official, and only came to light in the years well passed his death.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I have heard it said that we the people are entitled to specific rights and privileges. I have also heard it said that we reside in the wealthiest nation in the world. I was also paying attention to when the good Reverend Wright said “God damn America.” I say all three of these statements are the truth, and we are a piss poor nation. We cannot get over ourselves, we cannot step back from any potential problems and see what is best for business, not just what is best for us personally.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
I am still alive, just sitting here getting odds and ends worked out. It will be at least a month before I have internet at the house, and shortly after that I will likely be moving again. Just depends on what happens. Anyway, a while back I heard Mike Rowe talking (again) about people telling their kids to “Work smarter not harder,” and how that is what ails America today. The problem is, he is using the comment out of context.