Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
You people disgust me
Monday, February 26, 2018
Even if I've been here a dozen or more times it is still shocking every time you sneeze and your tissue has black crap in it, you never quite get use to it. What is worse is the look of the faces of the people who live here, their faces are weathered like the lungs of a chain smoker or a catcher's glove that's been left out in the rain for too long. They tell me the air is pretty good today, we may even get some blue sky but I believe that at this point gray is the new blue.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sent from my iPhoneThey are is really nothing worse than getting onto a 14 hour flight and checking out the movie selection and feeling like I just logged into the free amazon movie collection.
The options are more than miserable with choices of
Murder on the Orient express
The boy who wants to live
The lost brother
I haven't heard of any of these and even the previews make them sound worse than having to listen to the 400 pound Chinese guy snoring next to me.
Great way to start!!!
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The issue is that all these corporations who have come out have only taken away discounts for NRA members, these are very insignificant in the big picture. They may affect some individual people as the discounts being pulled away are almost exclusively for travel related things (Delta, Hertz, Enterprise, United etc.) but doesn't actually directly affect the NRA coffers.
The ones that have more sting are the cities who will not host their events or the credit card companies who will not issue them credit but those are few and far between.
So until you see a blanket promise across industries to stop donating to the NRA directly, all financial companies refuse to use them to launder their money and tons of cities refuse to host their events, it's all a bit blah. And the cities have to be southern, midwestern or mountain western ones, NYC saying they won't host an NRA event is isn't exactly groundbreaking
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Trump went against the NRA this morning with his tweet
I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!
this was an encouraging tweet since he at least indicated an improved background check, an age raise and the end of bump-stocks. I've seen many people say this is a bit of an empty promise since nobody is really going to rally for bump-stocks and the age raise to 21 is pretty uncontroversial in the same way that the NBA players association was happy to add the one-year NCAA minimum since it doesn't really affect any people presently in the NBA. The background check improvement is encouraging but until it becomes universal background check including the gun-show loophole (basically any private sale) it's a chomp without much bite. It also didn't address any kind of assault weapon ban and didn't even mention the word 'gun' so I can see how people are dissapointed
But with all that was missing I see it differently. We've seen inaction after Las Vegas, after Sandy Hook, after Virginia Tech.. if this is action, even if it's minimal, we have to take it. We have to start grabbing our country back, even if the steps are incremental.
And I know this can come across as a victory for Trump.. but really if it keeps the guns out of some people and eliminates bump-stocks, it's a battle I hope he wins. And actually, I think the chances of a republican passing comprehensive gun reform is much more likely than a democrat, but hoping for Trump to be sensible might be asking a bit too much
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
I'm not sure if this is run by the same people selling Trump Wine, Trump Steaks and Trump Access but it seems that there is a market for this. There are so many forgotten people, ones living paycheck to paycheck, ones who go on African Safari's for exotic game, ones who feel Jesus speaks to them through Trump, ones who think coal is making a comeback, ones who think we should have AR-15s, ones who answer questions about Russian interference with "But Hillary". Ones who feel that as a blue collar, truck driving, church going American there is nobody who understands them like a NYC billionaire, on his third marriage with a trail of affairs in his wake, who refuses to knock Putin, who disparages minorities and who lives in a penthouse as far away from the riffraff as possible.
Sadly though, their male model has been convicted of having sex with an underage girl which I have to think is a no-no on the website. I think they just removed him and added Roy Moore instead
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Somebody get this guy some prunes
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Russians are a completely crooked bunch, they cheat at curling and our president doubts they tried to influence our election?!?? Open your eyes..what the heck is wrong with you people
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
I was reading a story this morning about the Florida gunman and right smack in the middle of the article was an ad for SlideBelts. I have no idea what this thing is but it looks like the kind of thing Rambo would wear....and more importantly something I have no interest in wearing.
I get that in reading an article about gun violence but that doesn't mean I'm looking for an inspector gadget belt to protect myself, quite the contrary and when I'm reading about one of the most somber moments in a year, I think I'd rather see an ad for 1800 Flowers or better yet, none at all
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The new budget includes a program which would replace half of the food stamps that recipients get with boxes of healthy food delivered to their house. The idea is admirable but, like most things admirable taken on my Big Government, probably a disaster.
this will create a huge new federal government division to try to handle this something I'd think republicans aren't keen on and I'm not sure where taking choice away from Americans ever finds it's way into conservative lexicon.
Then lobbyists for every food group in the country will be descending upon Washington to get their bag of Doritos added to the list, the healthy part will be history in a week.
But if it were to be run right (actual healthy food, delivered quickly) it will lead to less food being consumed by poor Americans. Think about that healthy lunch your mom made you in middle school. Wheat bread, lettuce, tomato, lean turkey, an apple and some dried nuts. This entire brown bag ended up in the trash
Imagine if Michelle Obama had tried this, they may have tried to execute her for treason
Monday, February 12, 2018
But this is about as bad as it gets for the Obama's. Their official portraits are sort of funky. The No Drama Obama thing was so perfectly executed that we basically turned one of the greatest orators of our time into something as bland as a ham and cheese sandwich. And still the GOP found flaws, Michelle had bare arms, Barack wore that tan suit and ate that burger with mustard, his outreach during the beer summit was lame, he spent too much time at home and not enough on the hill, his NCAA picks were chalk and her organic garden was basically treasonous.
That's what they had on him...
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Reading the article, they were, apparently, looking for different information but that really isn't the story here. The story also isn't that Trump may in fact be tied up with Russians. The story here is that for the first time in a year, he forgot the "failing" part in front of NY Times
The man is starting to lose it
Friday, February 9, 2018
Thank god he's leading our country
You have Corey who was fired before he got into the White House, Omarosa who looks like she ate Reince Priebus, The Mooch who needs no introductions, Gorka who is a complete maniacal lunatic and the man of the hour who beat not just one wife but two of them (and likely a girlfriend too). I'm convinced that Hope Hicks is going through some serious Stockholm syndrome right about now.
The question is who is the fatter slob, Gorka, Omarosa or Porter??
If these are what Trump meant by the best people, I'd hate to see who he would turn down for the job
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
But the real question is that every newscast or article about Bitcoin shows these coins with an uppercase B on them. Isn't this a virtual currency? So there aren't any actual coins and there isn't an actual design to a coin that doesn't exist, right?
It's as if we are talking about a great song and thy keep showing a picture of a bird. It's as if the entire media wants people to believe this has some actual intrinsic value like gold when in actuality it is the exact opposite of gold because gold is an actual physical thing and BitCoin is a complete mirage
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
- the military is never going to showcase any new weapons, stuff that are being made in dark labs at Lockheed. So whatever we will see will be relics of the Cold War and a bunch of crappy scud missiles
- if I were Kim Jung Un, I'd attack the US the second this parade starts because all of our crap is going to be on a parade route in DC instead of where is should be.
Monday, February 5, 2018
I'm afraid to look at my 401k today and that was the only good thing this president had going for him.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Today he came out and called the Nunes memo "sweet revenge". I read the memo and it had a bunch of a Revenge of the Nerds feel but not sure there was much more revenge. What it will hopefully do is eventually bring down the slimy weasel Nunes and show him to be the anti American traitor that he is.
Hope these guys bring plenty of Vaseline
Saturday, February 3, 2018
That's unless this loser doesn't take the easy way out.
Friday, February 2, 2018
First we get the report that although the economy added 200k jobs and wages grew, the black unemployment numbers rose. I don't usually dig too deeply into those but Trump was the one trumpeting his achievement for the last week for it to just blow up in his face.
All week, in anticipation of the Nunes memo, the market was a lead zeppelin with big drops on Monday and Tuesday and then a huge 666 point drop today.
Add to that the fact the Numes memo was a dud, and actually showed the fisa was started after George Papadapolous not because of the Steele dossier. So much for Hannity's proclamation that this was the biggest deal since watergate
And of course the news of Rick Gates' entire legal team resigning en masse which left him with only one guy, one who specializes in plea deals. Something tells me old Ricky flipped on Don
Then you realize that this was all just one week... living in the world of Trump is like moving from one black-hole to another since there is a bend of time-space. A week feels like a year, a year feels like a decade and four years of this guy is going to fill up history books.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Their Twitter feed had a headline today "President Trump boasted incorrectly that his State of the Union address drew the highest number of viewers in history". They way they frame it, Trump made an honest mistake when, in fact, he stated something so asinine in its boastfulness that it can only be seen as irresponsible. The sad thing for Trump is that when me makes these grandiose statements, they always can so easily be proven as false, he somehow makes himself look even dumber.
But the way the Times has approached this is like the kid who kisses up to the bulky hoping the bully won't shove him in the locker again. But we all know it's just a matter of time when Trump comes back with a Failing New York Times tweet and the entire press room goes into cardiac arrest while the editorial department feigns outrage.