My meanderings about politics, LGBTQ COMMUNITY, 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.
I’m old enough to remember in 1993 the Jack-in-the-Box e-coli disaster. E coli was found in hamburger meat sold by Jack in the box where 4 people died and 700 were made very sick. You cannot expect an industry to be its own watchdog. The rules are being made in the dark. USDA Inspectors have to have at least a 4 year degree. The new rules would allow people with high school education’s to inspect our foods. Employees are less likely to report problems to their company and fear of retaliation. This is dangerous and must not happen but if it does we will be reducing climate by not eating meat because it’s going to become dangerous.
Self inspections don’t work, ask Boeing.
From the NBC news article:
Still, advocates argue that even the remote possibility of a mistake could harm public health.
“We must keep food inspectors on the line to look for dangerous diseases and contamination,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, said in a statement, “not outsource this vital role to industry employees.”
I remember the first politically oriented boycott that I participated in was the Cesar Chavez grape boycott. As consumers of news programming we don’t have a lot of say on what we see or hear. So, it’s important that we vote with our dollars. People like Tucker Carlson who’s few lies and hatred on their shows need to be I told that this is not acceptable. I’m not talkin about not allowing him to speak but rather letting them find other platforms to do so. He has the second highest rated show on cable news. But right now his pop advertiser is the my pillow scam company. I find it interesting that anytime I see anyone on television wearing a religious object during an advertising immediately I think that there is something wrong here. My pillow is well known to be a poor product that causes people to get sick but there it is that giant cross on the my pillow spokesperson.
We have choices and if advertisers start seeing that we choose their competitors because of where they advertise they will find other places to advertise. this is very much like a game of whack-a-mole but still we need to make our voices heard.
If there’s one thing one can say about this administration is that it is the administration whose dog ate the homework. There’s always an excuse for everything they do wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. now they’re saying they did not start this early enough to get a crowd, hello, we’ve been hearing about this since last July 14th when he attended the Bastille day celebrations in Paris.
This is a partisan event and should be paid for in full bye the Trump campaign and order national Republican committee. Let’s throw the fireworks in for free since they would have happened anyway. but everything else is a trump campaign event. Honestly do you think the man who has the willpower of a cockroach will be able to resist going on and on about his accomplishments as the worst president we’ve ever had? his campaign should pay for the road repairs because of the tanks coming in and destroying the roads. He claims that it’s just fuel we own the planes no mr. President we don’t own the planes the people of the United States own the planes and they don’t want this. we are not Russia, North Korea or some other country that has to show off their tiny penis size by some military event. We are the largest military by far on the planet Earth and it seems like an unnecessary event to show off our military.
VIP tickets are being distributed only to Republican donors, how come Democrats donors when I getting any? Again it’s a campaign event!! Even members of Congress of the democratic persuasion have not received any. It’s a campaign event, it’s a campaign eventand the Republican party needs to pay for all of this.
Our dictator lite will now have to explain the tiny crowd size just like you have to explain his tiny hands.
The word fake has certainly made quite a comeback in the era of trump. Those of us who hear the word fake news either are horrified or chuckle, I am always horrified and I’ve stopped using the word site even in my daily conversations as not to bring up the memory of fake news in someone else’s head.
We have fake videos also known as deepfake which can be used by anyone with a decent laptop to make videos of anyone saying anything. I know this is going to be prominent in the 2020 election cycle and beyond. As technology gets better it’s going to be harder and harder to see what is actually the truth. Putting words into an opponent’s mouth that he or she had never said will be commonplace. I remember when Photoshop first appeared on the scene. In the early 90s it was easy to see that something was photoshopped. It’s getting harder and harder to see that as the technology and the skills of those using it have improved.
And now we have fake science. Whether it’s these weird anti-vaccination people who’s ranks are growing day by day. I saw that Jessica Biel is not one of these anti-vaccination weirdos.I am 65 years old and in pretty good health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continued that practice today. I’ll be having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical at the same time. What’s a science is not just a sad story of people who are desperateI am 65 years old and in putting it is health for a man my age. I have had every vaccination that is cold for my medicine since I was born and I continue that practice today. Hope he having my pneumonia vaccine done on the 17th of June. I schedule my flu shot vaccine in October and have my yearly physical let the same time. But say science is not just a sad story of people who are desperate for a cure it’s also story about how Facebook in Twitter spread these ridiculous claims. Drinking bleach? Really? I know this mother was trying to make her infant better so I understand why the police did not pursue charges but even in Kansas I hope they are following up on the carrot she’s giving her kids.
I think we need to defend the first amendment a lot more than we need to defend the second one. That being said there are times when the first amendment needs to be breached. The famous case is the one where someone yells fire in a movie theater when there is no fire. Well I think that that same rationale should be used on social media for posts that claim things that are dangerous to do. Prime example giving bleach to your child to get rid of autism or telling people that vaccines are dangerous. enough is enough and it’s time for social media to take responsibility for what they are doing to our communities.
This is what state of Kansas is like for those who can’t take care of themselves:
Local police, the state’s division of adult protective services and a medical doctor treating Jeremy have all declined to intervene. A police spokesman said there wasn’t enough evidence that chlorine dioxide was dangerous; a caseworker with the Kansas Adult Protective Services told police that she didn’t see the situation as serious enough for the state to take action.
Shame on Kansas.
Yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being gay by a trump supporter but Twitter said that he did not violate their guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions because I have never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month.yesterday I deleted my Twitter account. I was harassed for being game but he Trump supporter but Twitter said that it did not violate there guidelines because this person did not have a history of doing this. Does that mean that I can go out and shoot someone and not have any repercussions it does I have a never had a history of shooting someone. I won’t be unnecessarily upset because I’m on some social media platform. So unfortunately I think my blog will be coming to an end next month. Then a great run but after leaving Facebook my traffic was cut by 95 percent and Twitter and LinkedIn were my only ways to reach out to potential readers. I don’t have advertising on this blog but posting so that one or two people see it is what I think is akin to mental masturbation.
In one of the best keynote speeches ever, former Texas Governor Ann Richards said some things which war ain’t at George HW Bush but still live the test of times today. Just replace poor George with poor Donny:
This was a turning point in his re-election and other than his gaffs at the grocery store where he had seen the laser check out readers for the first time he made himself look completely out of touch.
poor Donnie, worried that his Twitter account is going down. Yes his Twitter account is going down because there is a movement to unfollow him. I have actually blocked him and when I need to reach out to him via Twitter I use the @POTUS45 account.
I wonder if they’re Twitter CEO also spoke to him about the fact that he uses targeted harassment of individuals which violates the basic tenets of the community of Twitter. sure Dempsey doesn’t want him to stop tweeting because it’s a source of revenue and that makes me sick.
I have left Facebook, Instagram and now only have a presence on Twitter and linkedin. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be on Twitter. These places are becoming cesspools of hatred.
Our country is slowly becoming less and less democratic. That’s democratic with a small d.
With the electoral college now negating votes so that the majority no longer can elect a president especially if he’s or she is a Democrat. the last two Republican presidents were not elected by a majority of the American people would rather by the electoral college.
So what are we to do? Vote with our dollars. It’s the only power we have left and it’s limited. There are some brands that are almost impossible to get around but they seem to be the ones who jumped ship from Tucker Carlson early on.
I say boycott. I remember the first time that’s an organized boycott in the United States worked in my memory. it was the grape boycott organized by Cesar Chavez. We stopped buying grapes and it forced grape producers to start paying not a living wage but at least a better wage than they had been.
So I hope that every advertiser that is not a Noah Museum or some erectile dysfunction drug pulls their advertising from Tucker Carlson and from all of the fox programming that promotes hate and distrust of others.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. In recent weeks, Carlson has lost most of the advertisers of his show over a boycott sparked by his controversial comments. PHOTO: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES
Under Scott Pruitt, EPA should be renamed to the Environmental Destruction Agency.
I remember a time when the Republican Party thought that states rights overrule the federal government’s. I remember during the Obama Administration when President Obama was signed executive orders because the Republican Congress would not pass legislation he was attacked for over reach. This president and this EPA administrator have a special place in hell. They don’t care about our children because the NRA tells him not to care and they don’t care about the air and water we breathe and drink because corporations don’t want to have regulations imposed upon them so they can poisonous to save a penny.
The American car companies are short-sighted. If they don’t build fuel efficient cars there will be no American car companies. The rest of the world is not sitting and waiting to see what do United States is doing and they are in the Forefront of producing the most fuel efficient cars available.
Everyday I have to see cornerstones of what makes America great being dismantled by this violin ministration. This is becoming untenable.
California wolf fights and we’ll fight hard because we are people of conviction hands we will not let the federal government destroyed our state.
Surprise, surprise, $5 or $15 a paycheck is not making a big splash with voters. I bet you the millions that the billionaires are getting is making a huge splash. Senator Kennedy from Louisiana, a republican, said that the latest omnibus budget was Congress peeing down the leg of the voters. I will go one step further the only thing that’s going to trickle down from this tax cut to the average individual will be urine.
The Saint of the Republican Party, Ronald Reagan, coined the term trickle down economics. It did not work then it does not work now it will not work. Rich people keep every penny they get a tax cut they don’t spend it. They may buy a new house but it won’t make a blip in the economy. Poor and middle class individuals basically spent almost everything they get in their paycheck and when they get money it’s spent and it makes the economy grow. It’s why the Democrats always give the Republicans a great economy to ruin.
As you can tell from the pictures it was filled with violent political radicals, not.
If there are violent radicals in this fight it is truly the NRA.
You can click the link below and it will lead you to the fact checking of the claims by the NRA.
The NRA is full of lies and will do everything to hold their grip on power. They’re only grip on power is to have gun owners believing that we are out to get their guns. That’s not the intention here and it never has been. Sensible gun laws are necessary in any stable Society. Having background checks which can be gone around by going to a gun show is not having background checks. Not putting people who are on the no-fly list on background checks is not having background checks. Allowing military grade weapons on the streets of our country he’s not good policy. My first day in law school my constitutional law professor said something which I always will remember, he said a bad law makes all other laws weaker. Truth.
So yes I was at the March and it was a wonderful expression of love for our children and the future of our country. It was truly of March for our lives. I didn’t get to see the stage because I didn’t want to push in front of the young people who are really the ones putting this on and I was a supporter and almost an interloper so my picture show crowds but not the stage.
Now I hear the pundits question whether or not we will be talking about this in 2 months I say what we talkin about it in two years, I say we talked about this for as long as it takes until this country is like Massachusetts. They have sensible gun laws and if we had the same laws across the country 27,000 people’s lives would be saved each year. That’s almost as many as died in car accidents and I bet you no one would be mad if we made laws that saved people in car accidents.
This was a great day, a historic day and one led by young people and I am so proud of them. They give me hope in a hopeless time. They give me joy in a joyless your last time. They speak truth when truth is spoken by our leaders.
Bravo to the young people that organized this wonderful event.
If you watched tonight’s Rachel Maddow you saw a story about secret money and how Trump made Millions selling condos to unknown buyers. He also found out that the financial investigative branch of our government warned real estate. companies not to do business with unknown buyers or cash only buyers without full vetting because they were most likely maundering money.
You think that stopped the current residence of the White House? Of course not, he makes a Ferengi look like someone who is working for a not-for-profit. Sorry about the Star Trek reference, just so you know Ferengi czar individuals in the Star Trek universe that consider making money there highest form of importance. So it’s not all that surprising that now spy agencies all over the world are ready to Blackmail our president.
By the way, one of the Prime blackmailers is the dictator of Kazakhstan. And by chance he’s coming to the White House tomorrow for a private meeting with 45. I wonder how that’s going to go? I can’t wait till 2020 and we get rid of this man.