January 28, 2017

Who Will Fight?

Mrs. Clinton did not attend the woman's march , but she thanked them.
Sen. Warren voted for Dr. Ben Carson. A vote that cannot be defended.
Grass roots street protests with no input from Democratic leadership are happening everyday.
Democratic leadership has decided to pick and choose their fights with president Trump and the Republican majority. As I wrote before, this is a constant fight, not a situation where we can pick and choose our fights with the president, or the Republicans.
It's obvious the only way to stop Trump's actions is in the courts. Every order, every piece of legislation, every action must be confronted in a court of law.
Republicans could care less about legality and neither does the president. Much of what the president has already signed, is unconstitutional.
Immigration officials started arresting travelers today. Without Democratic leadership protesters started showing up at airports and civil liberty attorneys brought a demand of stopping that action. Trump's ban on immigration plan has been frozen by a judge, and that is a nationwide order. Legal action stopped Trump's unconstitutional order.
That's not the end of it, it only freezes actions until the court can have a full hearing on the matter.
Democrats are not pushing back against Trump's orders, or his nominees, or his legislative plans. Two Republicans are the loudest (McCain and Graham) protesters against Trump and the most public.
Good for the protesters! Bad for the Democratic leaders, again they are missing in action. I guess they are sitting somewhere drawing pictures of Trump as Hitler and using verbal hate towards Trump, which means nothing.
Get the lawyers ready to bring these unconstitutional presidential orders into a court. We cannot count on Democratic elected officials to do anything. They, like most of their supporters are to busy crying and spreading hate.

January 22, 2017

Networks Get Real

It was MSNBC that got Trump off to a good start at the beginning of the primaries. They gave Trump more air time than any other candidate. They would show Trump's full speeches but only show short clips of Clinton and hardly any of Sanders. This went on for months and MSNBC gave Trump 10 times the air time than FOX gave Trump.
Worse, MSNBC would not even call Trump a liar when he clearly lied. Apparently it was left up to the people to decide if Trump was lying, or not. That's horrible journalism. The public counts on reporters to tell us the true facts so we know who is lying, or who is not. Highlighting lies is not biased reporting. MSNBC would cancel their prime time shows just to get the ratings that went with airing Trump. That's when I gave up watching MSNBC, they were more interested in ratings than good reporting.
Then we had Wallace of FOX news say, it was not his job to discern the truth of the answers he got when asking the candidates questions. His father would be appalled. We report, you decide does not mean reporting lies that were proven lies. The whole media were nothing but ratings whores during the primaries and the election. Americans are easily swayed and all that extra air time on all the networks probably had as much to do with Trump winning, than anything else. I was disgusted by all the networks biased coverage of Trump.
So I was pleasantly surprised today when I got up to watch the Sunday news programs (FOX, MSNBC, and CBS) to see all the networks calling Trump a liar and putting it to the Trump spokespeople who were interviewed. The Trump spokespeople looked bad trying to evade the factual charges that Trump lied multiple times the day before.
Mr. Spicer (Trumps press spokesman) called an impromptu press conference and came out to blast the press about saying the public turnout for Trump's inauguration was much less than the turnout for Obama's inauguration. Mr. Spicer said, the public turnout for Trump's inauguration was the largest in history, period. A claim easily proven a lie. The pettiness of making that a big deal by the Trump administration, is typical, egotistical Trump.
Then there was Trump giving a speech at the CIA offices saying the CIA were his buddies, they are the greatest, he had their backs. After saying just a few days before that the intelligence community was like the Nazis. If the media had taken this tact with Trump during the primaries, I doubt Trump would have won.
Only Dervish is a worse liar than Trump. He still claims I'm pro Trump, laughable. Dervish will steal this post and post it under one of his many alter egos. He usually posts as TOM, then of course, lies and claims I'm TOM.      

January 18, 2017

Tommy James and the Shondells

The band formed in 1959 in Niles, Michigan, James (aka Tommy Jackson) was only 12 when he started playing gigs. James was labeled as a bubblegum pop artist, which he hated. So, he changed his style to psychedelic rock. In 1968 the band released "Crimson in Clover" and toured with Hubert Humphrey during his 1968 campaign against Richard Nixon, for president. Humphrey wrote the liner notes for the bands "Crimson in Clover" album. Nixon won and "Turn on, tune in, and drop out" became Timothy Leary's advice. So, drop one, or light one up and enjoy. 

                                                         Sweet Cherry Wine



January 8, 2017

Singin' In The Rain

"Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929.
The song "Singin' In the Rain" is a centerpiece of the musical film of the same name, Singin' in the Rain (1952).
AFI lists the 1952 movie as #10 on their all time movie list, and the song from the 1952 movie as sung by Gene Kelly #3 on their all time song from a movie list.
"Singin' in the Rain" was first performed by Doris Eaton Travis in the 1929 revue The Hollywood Music Box Revue. The song became a hit and was recorded by a number of artists.
By far, this version sung by Gene Kelly in the 1952 movie is the most popular version of the song. It's no wonder this is so popular given Kelly's dance routine and vocals.

In the famous dance sequence in which Gene Kelly sings the title song while spinning an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked to the skin, Kelly was sick with a 103 °F (39 °C) fever. A common myth is that Kelly managed to perform the entire song in one take, thanks to cameras placed at predetermined locations. However, this was not the case, as the filming of the sequence took place over 2–3 days.

January 2, 2017

A New Year

The leftist start the new year wallowing in their deluded negativity. The negativity gets deeper and deeper. From calling Trump Hitler to calling Trump the anti-Christ. Now they claim Mrs. Trump is a Russian spy. They are serious about this crap.
Dervish the criminal troll is a perfect example of the "sky is falling" Chicken Little bunch. Dervish is a self described pessimist, alcoholic, Christian who recently described his birthday as just being one more year closer to death. The leftist are in the grip of pessimism and negativity, which will help nothing in regards to stopping Trump and his policies.
If Trump is your enemy, know your enemy. Understand his thinking, his personality, and his motivations for that thinking and behavior. Of course he is dangerous, but name calling won't stop his behavior.
The Democrats are going to have to get some serious balls dealing with this demagogue and the rest of the Republicans. Your worst enemy might be Ryan, not Trump. Democrats already caved on miners health care, so I guess they could care less about fighting for health care. The first vote Ryan wants, is to rescind health care for 20 million people. Seems to me the miners health care was the place to start fighting Republicans on health care. How much suffering must we endure until the Democrats decide to fight back?
The Democrats have their feel happy negativity as the Republicans roll over them. We can certainly expect the worst from Trump, especially with the character of those he has chosen to run the government. He will get whatever he wants while the Democrats sit in a corner crying and name calling, like children.
The Democrats will have plenty of opportunity to show us what kind of fight they intend to put up. The conformation hearings for Trumps stooges will be very public. It's not about choosing when to fight, this will be a constant fight.
We have already allowed Republican "Voodoo Economics" to destroy the financial stability of future America, will we do the same for the future of our governments ability to serve the people?
Ryan worships at the alter of Ayn Rand's selfishness of the needs of man, which America proved wrong centuries ago. I guess we will have to go through the human suffering of the industrial age, just to learn the lessons we already learned. The people deserve that, because this is their decision, as it always has been.

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, 
it cannot save the few that are rich."
President Kennedy