Friday, January 29, 2016

Mardi Gras Season in Louisiana

I just can't quite get over the obvious similarities between Mardi Gras season in Louisiana and the tone of Republican presidential candidate gatherings.

During Mardi Gras parades, people just about trample each other to get a strand of gaudy, cheap shiny beads you wouldn't be caught dead wearing anywhere, except in Louisiana on Mardi Gras.

Certain people fall all over themselves to get into a republican rally, where they will get thrown propaganda bones, such as "we'll stop abortion", "we'll lock up immigrants from Mexico", "we'll lower taxes" (for the rich - that part is generally silent).  The only difference I see here is that the crowds in Louisiana are much larger and better informed, even when they're half drunk at 9:30 in the morning.  I intend to be one of them come February 9th.

I am going to the Krewe of Barkus this Saturday, a parade where people dress up their dogs and other assorted animals, and parade them in all their carnival glory through the French Quarter.

Talk about a Parade of Dogs --- did anyone catch the latest Republican debate?  Me either.  I'd rather watch real floats than the floating crap the republican candidates are serving up at their gatherings.  It has come to this:  Americans will eat crap if you serve it in a lie-based rhetoric.  They'll eat it and they'll talk about how good it was. 

What's in your water?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sarah Palin's Endorsement of the Trumperator Says It ALL!

Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump proves that even when you are exposed as an unintelligent fraud, if you're Republican enough, you still believe you can attain a high place in politics.  (See David Vitter.)  Such shameless pandering, as her family continues to defy all of her high falutin'  principles and mores.  Sarah should stay home and clean her house.  She might not be well suited to that task, but it seems to fit with her level of experience and aptitude.  There's honor in getting rid of dust bunnies and Sarah could definitely use some honor.  Not quite sure if dust bunnies in the brain can be removed, though.

The Trumperator continues to spew venomous word salad, sending the thinking people in the United States a clear message, "I'm a Menace, Don't Vote for Me".  Although he once had his hands on clearly one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the world, The Plaza Hotel in New York City, he managed to muck it up and lose it.  This is a clear analogy for what his presidency would look like.  But I really don't think we have anything to worry about here.  I hope he does get the nomination, because every single time he opens his trap, it becomes crystal clear he's out of his league.  He has no real plan for constructive change in the United States; but he has many violent and destructive ideas for bringing about the end of this country. 

I have certain reservations about Hillary Clinton ---- she's too established in the dysfunction and she's too close to Wall Street.  But knowing that Bernie Sanders can't win the nomination (and I'm extremely sad about that), she is most likely to be the candidate.  I cannot wait to see an intelligent woman take on the loud mouth Trumperator in a non-Fox Theatre News environment.  She'll have his back against the wall in no time, and his misogyny will take over any part of his brain that actually functions normally, small as that part might be.

Like most Americans, I'm pretty depressed about America's future.  But I'm not insane enough to think a vote for the Trumperator could ever be a good idea.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Louisiana's Lousy Designation

Further proof of the fiasco and debacle that was Bobby Jindal's legacy as Governor of Louisiana, the state was just rated absolutely LAST  ..... DEAD LAST in quality of life for state residents!

From bad roads to high crime and number of deaths by gunshot, Louisiana thrives!  From uninsured people to obesity rates, Louisiana soars!  (I kind of understand the obesity thing - the food here is really good, and mostly deep-fried).  From it's ridiculously poor education system to its business-friendly, citizen-hating state policies, Louisiana ranks at the very bottom of the bottom feeders.

And Bobby Jindal says he doesn't regret or second guess any decision he's made.  What a moron - just proving Ivy League universities, such as Brown, can really turn out a devastatingly stupid product.  This guy was so dumb, he thought he was a viable presidential candidate.

But enough about Jindal.  The damage is done, and it will be up to John Bel Edwards to try to right the misanthropy of the former administration.  He seems to be on the right track. 

What is amazing is that states like Wisconsin,  Texas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Kansas, and Oklahoma to name a few, have populations that embrace the enormous mental retardation their governors exemplify.  I apologize for the seemingly negative connotation of that statement, because comparing these Governors to mentally retarded people is an insult and a slur to mentally retarded people everywhere.  These Governors bring a ridiculously slanted agenda to a public office, and then destroy healthy economies to perpetuate their own wrong thinking, if it can be called thinking at all.

I think if a Governor of a state drives that state into economic depression, he/she should be held personally responsible and forced to pay for the shortfalls in budget from their own pocket.  Then Bobby Jindal would be living in the Treme instead of at University Club, a high end sub-division full of ticky tacky houses and drunk drivers.  Of course, the good people of Treme would not want Bobby Jindal as a neighbor.  However, it would be a fitting neighborhood for Jindal and his family --- they could dodge bullets as so many here have to do because of his regressive gun laws. 

I'm sorry that Louisiana is rated last in the Country --- sorry and surprised because of the vast natural resources of the state.  Obviously, exploitation of the land by politicians is nothing new to Louisiana ---- but a democratic governor is.  Let's hope, fervently, that some positive changes will be coming to Louisiana via John Bel Edwards.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Today's Headlines

On January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama will give his last State of the Union address.

I have just one thing to say!  The state of the union is in astoundingly better shape since the day George W. Bush left office - and those of you who would disagree obviously do not know how to read or research the facts.

On January 11, 2016, David Bowie departed Earth for another destination, incarnation, or personality.  As a deeply appreciative aficionado of David Bowie's music --- I can only say I am extremely fortunate to have lived in David Bowie's time.

On January 12, 2016, former supermodel Jerry Hall and media (????) mogul Rupert Murdoch announced their engagement.  Whatever drugs Jerry Hall is on, they can't be legal in the doses she's obviously taking.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Bully Pulpit

I watched Donald Trump try to invade Vermont (a wonderfully deep blue state, probably home to some of the smartest people in America) and could not believe his ridiculous behavior.  We all expect Donald Trump to be a horse's a$$, it is what exposes the GOP's slate of candidates for exactly what it is ---- a useless grab at power by a bunch of clowns.

That being said, I think the thing that really reminded me of The Trumperator's true nature was how he demanded Security remove protestors immediately from the venue.  Trump kept calling for Security to throw the bums out, taking their coats first.  He chastised Security for not moving quickly enough.  The Trumperator truly did not understand that talking to security staff this way does not endear him to anyone.  The Trumperator hurls insults and commands, without ever realizing people stuck in the thankless job of working beneath him (as he certainly views the common man) are not there because they want to be there, that they are not there because they support Donald Trump.  These people in particular are acting in a security guard capacity to supplement their income, which was devastated and stolen by millionaires just like Donald Trump.

Bully pulpits have come and gone.  Hitler.  Stalin.  Pol Pot.  Idi Amin.  Kim Jong Whatever in North Korea.  Frankly, all bully pulpits are successful because they mistakenly believe they have the backing of the people.  People are terrified of bully pulpits.  Those North Korean military guys are terrified of Kim Jong Whatever because of the way he makes them march.  Face it, no war could be won by North Korea because the military would all die of heart attacks or Plantar fasciitis on the way to the front.    Chris Christie (who is a high on the hog, pizza slurping butthole in his own RIGHT) said it best.  Donald Trump has been spoon fed any success he's ever had.  This is so true.  Someone who has filed bankruptcy as many times as The Trumperator can hardly be considered a successful businessman.  The Trumperator has a very exaggerated opinion of himself, and he appeals to a certain mind-set of people, whose opinions of themselves are also highly exaggerated and completely erroneous.

And by the way, if you're a woman supporting Donald Trump - shove an onion in it, honey!  You are a despicable affront to women everywhere.  Don't open your trap except to say "charge it" to another pair of Ivanka Trump overpriced, ugly shoes.

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Big Short

Came out of the movie "The Big Short" feeling disgusted and horrified by the United States of America.

I finally can identify with all the people who'd like to bring us down.

I'd like to bring us down.

It's a tragic nation that pawns it's own people in the name of a buck, but that's who we are.

It's an oligarchy we live in, and we are mere inches from becoming a completely totalitarian state. 

I don't have an answer, but I believe there's a reason they let us have all those guns ---- to mow us down when we finally say enough is enough and try to rid ourselves of the vermin who put us here.

This once great land has become something very horrifying.  I wish I didn't live here, but the evil reach is so great, that there is really no where one can go to escape the treachery of America.

It's true what I'm saying - the United States of America is the evil empire.  And those of you who will defend this nation, you need to wake up, arm yourselves, stop paying taxes and do your civic duty to rid this land of the carpetbaggers who are running it.