My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
This has not been a really illustrious time for the gay community. Here in Los Angeles we are rocked by two scandals involving high-profile gay leaders. The mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, someone I consider a friend is under investigation for sexual harassment in the gay men’s chorus of Los Angeles. One of the butler’s that has been so instrumental in getting people elected with a progressive slats is also under investigation for two deaths that happened in his home under the circumstances that involved crystal meth. And now we have Jussie Smollett.
I am torn. Fox in the end what he has done is hurting everyone that has ever been the subject of a hate crime. Even the simple gear of being called faget on the street is in my opinion I hate crime. It’s on the same level as having the n-word thrown at an African-American. He used his celebrity to enrich himself. She already was in the cast of a successful show on Fox. He wasn’t happy with how much he got paid then that’s the job for his agent to resolve. Having said then a sag-aftra agents in the 80s I know exactly how this works and contracts need to be negotiated. But you ain’t what he did is inexcusable. I’m sorry he has hurt everyone who has ever been damaged by a hate crime.
He has played into the hands of the current occupants of the White House. Trump tweeted about this incident but seemed to completely ignore the fact that a white supremacist member of the coast guard wanted to kill Progressive media journalists. Trump says that the New York Times is the enemy of the people and he doesn’t understand that his words resonate with his cult like followers.
Me thinks not all is peachy on the Republican side of the Senate.
Chuck grassley is not one of my favorite people. Chuck Grassley understands what McConnell has just set off. This is much worse than what Chuck Schumer did when he change the rules in the senate for confirmations to a majority as opposed to a 60-vote needed. Chuck Grassley understands that there’s going to be a democratic presidents maybe in the near future. Chuck Grassley understands that this is a president that is going to be disastrous for the Republican Party. sure the Republicans cheat but when they do they open the door for others to do the same.
I look forward to a democratic Congress and President. But if there’s a Democratic president she can declare National emergencies for things that are actually National emergencies. Something like climate change or gun control.
This false emergency is a smoke screen to hide behind for the Trump Administration and all of the problems that is besieging them.
Is anybody surprised? who goes to a foreign country as the leader of the United States and doesn’t ask to see the leaders of that country, it’s a common courtesy. This is a president that we’re used to slapping everyone in the face, but doing it to our allies is now going to take us into perilous areas because the United States and its security are going to suffer because of this man.
That being said, I think the NFL is inexcusable. we have turned these poor men into gladiators who for a lot of money destroy their brains and live out their lives for the most part in misery. The NFL needs to take ownership of their issues with brain injuries or it should no longer be on network television. If someone wants to pay for it then let it be on pay-per-view but advertisers should stop advertising on NFL games. They might as well be advertising on shows about child molesting.
There are bad people or characters in every country. And sometimes these bad characters flaunt their hatred. Sam Woolf wanted walking in darkness with tiki torches and looking idiotic. Someone wanted it seems with racial slurs on license plates. Are we surprised that this is in Kansas? I’m not. I’m just very sad and embarrassed for the country. By the way this article is by a uk-based newspaper and that makes it even worse. we are the laughing stock of the world thanks to The tangerine nightmare in the White House.
This is such a hard one. If you listen to Bill Maher he’ll tell you that doing this kind of thing is not only a form of censorship but it elevates those people we dislike even more by giving them more attention. If you look at it from Jim Carrey or Judd Apatow’s one of you they don’t want to be on stage with a hate monger. So what does one do? I guess that’s the question for the ages. I am not comfortable with either scenario and I wish our politics were not so divisive but they are. And the man who is one of the architects of this divisiveness is Steve Bannon and so I say give him more to say about the liberal or the left to his core supporters which are not going to change and keep him up stages as much as we possibly can.
When I was a kid I used to read Superman comic books. Once in awhile Superman would end up in Bizarro world. Everything would be backwards. Does that sound familiar to what is happening today?
Senator McCain may be remembered as the last of the bipartisans. I did not agree with him on everything but I knew that he listens and wanted to try to come to some arrangement. The republicans in Congress now have one goal, to feed that insatiable thirst for more money so they can get reelected. Freshman Congressman arriving or told by their party that they need to forget about writing bills and instead they need to worry about running for congress again. The average Congressman spends 6 hours a day calling for donations to the very rich. I may be going out on the tension here but Senator McCain makes me want to get up on top of a hill and scream that we need reform in our politics. First and foremost we need to get big money out of politics, it’s what has created the swamp and it’s turning our whole country into one.
I’m not special. I treat the Universe I live in the way I want to be treated. I bought a new car recently well it was 10 years old, and there was a living spider in the center console. It took me a full day to figure out how to get this spider out of my console alive and back into nature and not on the floor of a garage.
We have Donald ass Junior as our example about how we should treat endangered species. We should shoot them and take pictures with them. How much oh is that? Can you imagine how Brave he was in holding a shotgun with helpers from Africa around him making sure that he would be safe shooting the helpless animal and then taking a picture triumphantly holding up the poor animals tail. Now we have this woman who African authorities call a neanderthal, I resent that. That is attacking the address Halls she is not even good enough to be looked upon like the snake in the Garden of Eden proverbially. Her picture should be smeared everywhere and she should be ashamed and ostracized by her friends and family. I don’t care how rich she is she does not have the right to kill a giraffe. What did the giraffe do to her?
Perhaps it would be best for this White House to move it daily briefings from Washington to the Kremlin. Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems hell-bent on marching lockstep with the propaganda put out by Putin and Trump. I heard yesterday in a MSNBC story about Putin and their hold on Trump that Putin has said in the past that he has information that would be harmful to Trump. He is blackmailing Trump and Trump is complicit in this. Trump should have never ever run for the presidency if he thought he could be blackmailed. Doing so is treason in my mind and in the mind of many legal Scholars.
I applaud Theresa May on Great Britain for standing up to Putin and his attack on their country. Now if we only had a President Who was actually able to say how Russia attacked us in 2016 and is doing so right now through our electoral system. It repulses me to think that this man in the White House does not want to do anything about such a threat to our democracy. But then again does he really like our democracy? He seems to like dictator is a lot better than the way we run our country.
You rarely see on television someone who is being subpoenaed by Grand Jury come on the air live and say for all to hear that they are not going to comply with a grand jury subpoena. Well in fact that happened this morning California time, on MSNBC in an interview with Katy tur. Sam nunberg a former campaign aide for Donald Trump says that he will not comply with grand jury subpoenas. And he is to appear on Thursday. He claims that he does not want to reveal text messages between him and Steve Bannon and others. He complains that this whole process is bankrupting people. Well, if you thought that things were fishy it was your duty as a citizen to go in and say so to the authorities. But instead you stayed quiet and now you cry foul.
Further he says that after being questioned by the special prosecutor he got the feeling that the special prosecutor has something on President Trump. That put a spring in my step today. On a day that I hear that our secretary of state has had a hundred and twenty two million dollars how to fight infusions by the Russians in our elections and has spent nothing. The only reason it’s even in the state Department’s budget is because it was forced upon him by the two congressman who budgeted this money in the first place. This is a White House clearly bent on doing Putin’s bidding. Everything they’ve done from the trade War to refusing to do anything about the 2018 elections to the candidate himself asking for Russian Aid in unveiling Hillary Clinton’s emails all point to collusion and more importantly to obstruction of justice.
Today’s Revelations by Sam nunberg lend Credence to why the special prosecutor must continue his work.