Pray Like You Mean It

Just remember everyone, the only thing Republicans can offer as a solution for all the gun violence in America is thoughts and prayers. So, if you find yourself in an active shooter situation, face the gunman and pray the death away. Pray it away like you would your gay neighbor. You could also see if thinking about stopping the bullet works. Let me know how that turns out.

Addendum:

In case you think I believe the Democrats are any better, their solution is to put on a good show then run away and hide.  I haven’t forgotten their little sit in on the Senate floor that ended as soon as the donor, I mean the NRA, er I mean… you get the picture, got mad.  This is why our country is a mess and we have soooooo many mass murders.  Both sides are in the back pocket of all the big money special interests that care more about profit than your life.

Worst Generation

The problems America face today are not the fault of Mexican’s taking our jobs, spoiled millennials, or Islamic terrorists. They are own fault. They are a result of the lies we have institutionalized and the delusions we have greedily embraced. Our pride and ego has blinded us to the fact that we have become the very enemy we fought against in WWII. Unlike our forefathers; however, we will not be deemed the greatest generation but, instead, the worst.

Freedom of Choice

I was talking with a colleague today and he brought up Trump.  I told him Trump was an idiot for which he said, well, there isn’t much choice because he didn’t like Clinton.  I reiterated that Trump was and idiot or, more accurately, a con man.  Surprisingly, there was not any of the usual bluster from him, even though they were Republican.  I found that interesting.

Many Republicans are not happy with the candidate put forth by their party but feel trapped into voting for Trump because Clinton is no more attractive to them.  What a sad state of affairs in our country when someone feels they are forced to vote for someone they clearly do not like.  However, that is not the case.  Just because you do not like any of the candidates the various parties have put forth does not mean you cannot voice your opinion through your vote.  You are allowed to write in the person you want to elect.  Let me say that again:

You are allowed to write in the person you want to elect.

Hell, if you want to, you can write in your own name but don’t expect a lot of matching votes.  Also, you may want to contain your choices to someone that campaigned this election, since they have shown they are willing to take the office.  Someone that did not campaign may turn the country down.  Other than that, feel free to express yourself.  You can even write in “none of the above”.

In my opinion, should the whole country manage to elect someone other than the two candidates chosen for us by the 1% that would send a clearer message to big money than putting a multiple-bankruptcy, wife cheating, service evading, bigot into office.  The one thing the 1% are afraid of more than unions is the 99% telling them no more.  Think about it.  Bones.

Another Agenda Laden Meme that Does not Look to the Real Truth

Trump Meme for clarification

 

Here is yet again an example of a poorly thought out meme created by angry and scared people.  This one comes from the opposite side of the spectrum as those I posted earlier:  Sadness of the blind and Stupid agenda laden memes.   This one was created by liberals to scare people away from the current republican front-runner Donald Trump.  One of the central tenets of this meme is that he has not allocated all the six million dollars that he raised for the benefit of the veterans programs he named as beneficiaries.  Out of curiosity, I decided to research the validity of this claim.

In my search, I came up with information that almost half of the money was paid out within a month of gaining the funds and that allocation was on going.  While, yes, there seem to be some irregularities, very few such programs are good about getting the contributed funds to the people who need them quickly.  Some of the press coverage was, I felt, a little too accusatory without solid proof.  Also, given some comments to this meme I read , President Clinton and Senator Clinton have had similar issues with fundraising for charity.  Basically, I feel people were too quick in pointing fingers.  More time should be allowed for proof of the allocation of funds.

That being said, my opinion is that followers of either Donald Trump of Senator Clinton should be very distrustful of their candidates.  Both have had very checkered pasts when dealing with donated funds and tax evasions.  Donald Trump in particular has not proven to be the financial wizard he claims to be given multiple bankruptcies at the cost of the tax payers.  In addition, he has shown a willingness to lend the strength of his name brand and support to any project that will give him money, whether the project has sound or legal footing.  Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has been willing to go with the flow in order to maintain her career.   Only denying the choices she made when they were politically damaging to her.  Also, she, along with her husband, has a long track record of questionable business dealings.  Also, her husband and her have had issues telling the truth about certain important issues, along with coasting on President Clinton’s track record, which is not as shiny as I thought it was.

In the end; however, my thoughts on this meme are as follows.  One, do I believe that Trump is insincere about helping veterans?  Yes.  He has shown little concern for them until it became politically helpful to do so and given that he has said disparaging comments about veterans in the past, I am not convinced.  Though, that does not excuse the poor craftsmanship of this meme.  Two, by being overly confrontational, the creator has opened the way for unfavorable comparisons to the candidate they favor.   Third, Trump’s claims of concern for veterans falls flat on my ears since he promises to put soldiers in harm’s way on day one of his presidency when he did everything in his youth to avoid the same fate.

Finally, neither Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are worthy of the Presidency.  Both candidates have proven that they are far more willing to take the easy road in challenging situations because of convenience.  They are more concerned with their images than what is good for the country.  Just look at Senator Clinton’s track record during the Bush Presidency and Trump’s business dealings.  These will show you what to expect from them as President.  Bones.

Here is the mini-me of what is truly happening on a national scale.

 

We fear losing our government to terrorists, Mexicans, or welfare queens.  The truth; however, is that we have already lost it.  Every time we buy an Iphone, big screen TV, or pro-team outfit we are feeding the beast sitting on our government.  When our government says they attacked a country to protect American Interests this is what they mean.  Our government is a slot machine for the wealthy and we are the power keeping it on.  The only way to change this is to live simpler.  Yeah, I know, it sucks but the alternative is slavery to the 1%.  They will not be there to pick us up when we can’t afford to pay our bills, because they already changed the bankruptcy laws so we can’t get out.  However, they still can and this is how they did it.

Go ahead, believe in everything Fox National News tells you, turn a blind eye to this video, enjoy dying from asbestos because they sure won’t help you even though you voted for them.

 

Hell, trust Trump’s plan for your kids future, just remember to get a good lawyer.  Oh yes, he can afford better.  Let me know how that goes.  We have effectively sold ourselves and our country to the 1%, which would make this country an Oligarchy.  This is a government that is only one step removed from a Monarchy, you know that thing we fought a revolutionary and two world wars over.  At what point do we open our eyes and realize that for the sake of anger, fear, and hate we sold our children into slavery.  What must our Founding Fathers think of us?  Bones