Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Affluenza, as a Defense?

Seriously, a teenager from Texas kills four people in a drunk driving accident, and his defense is he was coddled by wealthy parents and therefore didn't understand the consequences of driving drunk.  He suffered from Affluenza?

What a screwed up country.  They found this moron in Mexico, hiding out with his mother to avoid jail time.   I hope they will both serve some time in jail for being "above the law", as rich people so often think they are.  I also hope they both get their a$$es kicked while there.

But poor people everywhere can learn from this.  If being too rich is a defense, then so must being too poor.

Next Christmas,  the must have gift for affluent girls everywhere should be  Pover Tina.  She cries for food almost continually.  She's covered in a rash from lack of medical treatment, her legs are bowed from citrus deficiency, her hair is sparse and she comes with a shopping cart full of cans.  Rich girls must be taught how privileged they are, and Pover Tina is the doll to do it.  Let a little rich girl pretend she's poor for awhile.  Put her on the street with Pover Tina and her shopping cart.  Don't let her come home until she's fed herself three meals out of garbage cans, and she's collected 180 more aluminum cans.  A night in a homeless shelter is required before being allowed back in the manor house.

And for poor little girls everywhere,  unlimited credit cards paid for by the Koch Brothers, Donald Trump, The Bush Family, All Hedge Fund Managers, the Kardashians (retch) and all professional quarterbacks in the NFL; bringing joy and shopping experience for girls whose otherwise store of choice is Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul.  I'd love to enforce a program called "Get your Christmas Spirit On or Get Your Rich Ass Kicked Out of My Country". 

This is why I probably should never run for public office.  To quote Leonard Cohen:

"I don't believe you'd like it, you wouldn't like it here.
There ain't no entertainment, and the judgments are severe".

The French were not far off the track guillotining the aristocracy.  We need to think about a solution for our Wealthy. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Impossible Arrogance of Bobby Jindal

From the New Orleans Times Picayune,  December 26, 2016

"I've worked as hard as I could for Louisiana.  Every single day I did what I thought was right, and I'm comfortable with the decisions I made".


Jindal counts among his biggest achievements the privatization of the LSU charity hospital system.    How does one consider abolishing health care for the poor as an accomplishment?  He may have been ivy league educated, but he mimics Hitler in his hatred for the majority of people in this fine state.

When Bobby Jindal took office, the State of Louisiana had a $1,000,000,000 state surplus.  His tax cuts on business and other regressive economic acts leaves the State of Louisiana drowning in red ink. 

The incredible view Bobby Jindal holds of himself is laughable.  He cost the State of Louisiana dearly, and clearly we will all have to pay for the folly of his moribund governorship.

Bobby Jindal shouldn't be allowed to run for any public office ever again in his life.  Politicians who have come near to destroying any system, like Governor Jindal has, should be banned from holding public office.  They are NOTHING if not public menaces.  Do you hear me Scott Walker? 

I find it equally laughable that one of his big supporters, Roy O. Martin, argues that "Bobby Jindal is one of the best governors arguably the state's ever had".  I don't really know who Roy O. Martin is, but his understanding of politics is equivalent to that of the Duck Dynasty clan.  Some people should just stick to whistling for ducks, or whistling Dixie. 

Governor Jon Bel Edwards has the opportunity to set things straight for this state.  With all it's resources, Louisiana could be the most profitable state in the union ----- but the people of Louisiana have continually elected officials who say one thing, and do another.  People of Louisiana ---- YOU ARE BEING PLAYED.  Educate yourself.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve, 2015

Tis the season to be:

1.  Grateful,  if you don't support the racism, sexism and bigotry of Donald Trump.

2.  Wondering how the planet will survive the challenges of climate change.

3.  Thankful, if you live in Louisiana, that we finally have a governor whom is NOT a half-wit.

4.  Remembering that you can't purchase Christmas spirit; the best gifts are of yourself.

5.  Paying less than $2 per gallon for gasoline, and watching the Koch Brothers start to squirm.

6.  Thankful for all military personnel everywhere, for the harm's way they are put in by clueless  politicians, who have proven how useless they are by being unable to find peaceful solutions.

7.  Lucky, if you have a family you love and who love you back.

8.  Appreciative, if you have a mind that seeks knowledge and enjoys constant discovery.

9.  Healthy ---- there is no greater gift.

10.  Happy ---- it's easier than you think and has nothing to do with your stuff.

11.  Altruistic --- thinking of others before you think of yourself may sound unfeasible, but it is only in this practice that we truly grow.

12.  Gluttonous ---- go ahead.....cookies, lobster tails, eggnog, fudge.......enjoy the goodies and deal with it on January 1st.

A Happy Holiday Season to all friends of every persuasion.  And some advice from Monty Python:

Just Remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.....

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Trumperator

Jesus, Joseph and Mary, if Donald Trump's campaign rallies end in brawls, imagine what it will be like to have this Nimrod holding his finger over the button!  It will be necessary for the NSC to have a goon squad around him at all times to prevent a nuclear response to every problem that arises.  Perhaps the genius psychologists of the APA can design hand cages for him to prevent such an occurrence. 

I just can't imagine such an unintelligent human being as leader of the free world.  If you can, then I'd like to know your definition of "free world".

What really makes me very sad is the amount of coverage the Trumperator is receiving.  How ridiculous we must seem to the world, and what a target he's making America for terrorist cells everywhere.

I'm rabidly opposed to violence and those who would perpetuate violent acts, starting with war.  I believe the National Rifle Association is a terrorist cell.  I'm appalled by the idiots who don't have a clue about the second amendment, but spout their ignorance repeatedly.   It's why I dislike the Bush family as much as I do.  It's why people like Dick Cheney and his Halliburton make me physically ill.  It's why I want George W. and Dick Cheney to be tried as war criminals.   It's why I no longer trust the police (especially in Louisiana). 

If there is a sure way to bring America down, it's to have someone like the Trumperator at it's helm......and in view of how far this country has fallen from it's original inception, perhaps bringing down America is not such a bad idea.  I'd just prefer not to die because some f*cking moron with bad hair plugs managed to buy himself the presidency.

Let's start a rumor.  Donald Trump has an itchy trigger finger.  Everybody RUN, the Donald's got a GUN.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Who is America?

After absurdly racist remarks, and laying out a plan to ban all Muslims coming to America, Donald Trump soared 20 points in popularity.

What happened to this Country?  It is time to dismantle America if people like Donald Trump can spread propaganda based on hate and racism, and gain popularity.  If you are one of the people who think Donald Trump is a viable candidate, you are reacting from a base of fear, which is exactly how propaganda works.  You'd be far better off exploring the source of your fear than supporting a candidate who wants to feed off you.

Donald Trump is a horse's a$$, plain and simple.  Worse....he's a stupid horse's a$$ and he wants to be the President.  If he was to succeed in his quest, we'd have to rename ourselves the United States of A$$holes.

Where is your outrage when crazy white males attack schools, Planned Parenthood clinics, and movie theatres --- and where is Donald Trump's answer to those domestic terrorist attacks?  Should we ban all white crazy males?  Then surely, Donald Trump would be one of the first to be banned.

Perhaps the fall of the American Empire is upon us, and frankly, when I look at this country and how far it's removed itself from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, that might be the best thing that could happen.  We are nothing we set out to be.