Category: "We're all goin' down"


I'm not proud to be American these days. Everything about the US that was awesome, our tolerance, our creativity, our willingness to do good without recompense is gone. Now anyone I see sporting an american flag on their shirt or hat I automatically assume means they're full of hate; hating immigrants, hating women, hating the poor, hating anyone who isn't a white male with money.

I don't get it. All those haters came from immigrant families at one time or another, but they've conveniently forgotten that. Not only that but even those whose parents or grandparents are immigrants feel ok to attack darker skinned americans whose families heritage predates theirs by several generations.

White makes right apparently. Money is power. And people who are missing one of those two are more than happy to sell their souls and the souls of their neighbors to return to a past that never was as great as they imagined it.

Of course they have someone feeding them lies, and like hungry, baby birds they're willing to swallow any shitty tasting worm just to keep the illusion alive.

Never has there been a president -- case of FDR, he had a major Depression to handle -- who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we've done." (Dickhead Donald)

It's astonishing how little value is placed on facts, on truth, on the honest perception of reality. These are people who are not only willing to believe the emperor is well dressed, but that his clothes are so fine that it hides their own shit stained, ratty, torn, filthy garments.

I don't fault tRump for being who he is. I fault his "supporters" for believing something he's not, to the point where anyone NOT drinking the Jonestown Koolaid is not fit to be american.

Well I hate Koolaid. And I have no tolerance for delusional assholes who want to laud someone as inept, incapable and ignorant as the current fool who would be king. I guess that makes me unamerican.


He's certainly got the right key component: a sinister and mindlessly devoted loyalty to Dickhead.

The suspect accused of fatally stabbing two people on a train in Oregon, after they intervened in his alleged anti-Muslim rant, has appeared in court.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, intimidation, and possession of a weapon.

During his brief appearance, he shouted slogans such as: "You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism."[..]

he wrote: "If Donald Trump is the Next Hitler then I am joining his SS". (BB)

It's pretty ironic that Dickhead is condemning the attack, although not with any vehemence. This was the hatred that he fostered at his rallies and the people he cultivated to scream his name in the faces of non-whites. Killing in the name of tRump is still, surprisingly, a crime.

But probably not for long. I understand that Dickhead is looking to revamp his staff yet again. I'm sure there are some great positions open that hate-killer Jeremy would be a perfect fit for.


Go on, pat yourselves on the back, you helped deport yet another EVIL immigrant. Maybe even TWO!

Maribel Trujillo, a mother of four American children from Fairfield, Ohio, who has never committed any crime in the 15 years she has lived in the US, has been deported to Mexico in the latest sign that the Trump administration is indiscriminately targeting undocumented immigrants. (The Guardian)

April 19 (UPI) -- In a reversal of its prior stance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday the first-known "Dreamer" deported under President Donald Trump's administration did indeed have valid protective immigration status.

Wow a mom of four American kids who never harmed a soul and a student. Yeah! Boohyah! Boy we just made America SO MUCH FUCKING SAFER.

Go on trumper, give yourself a gold fucking star. You did great.


Bitch Betsy has started on her mission to ensure that higher education is exclusively for the exclusively wealthy. Everyone else can fuck right the hell off.

April 12 (UPI) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back protections for student loan borrowers that were enacted by the Obama administration.
She formally withdrew policies outlined in memos issued by former President Barack Obama at the end of his term in office that called for the Federal Student Aid office to strengthen protections for borrowers. [..]
Among the Obama memorandums DeVos withdrew were two requiring the FSA office do more to help borrowers manage or even discharge their students loans.
The Obama protections came after an increase in student loan defaults and what some officials called systematic mistreatment of borrowers by companies servicing student loans.

Like that? Betsy doesn't want education within reach of the average American. Lucky for her, tRumptard, who is only in it for himself, won't care what it does to the current generation of college-age kids. Between routing money from public schools back into the hands rich fundies who prefer private, mind-control academies to bankrupting fools who actually try she's on a mission to "make American stupider."

Bravo Betsy, you're a hateful bitch but at least I give you credit for not trying to hide it.


You voted for tRump, you voted for the end of friendships, the end of family differences, you voted for hate, intolerance and, most essentially and importantly, war. This is now open and angry and pits Americans against each other in a way that won't break for years, possibly generations.

Yes, it's "divided we fall" time.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a confrontation that could reshape the Supreme Court for generations, Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules Thursday to allow Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections.
Democrats denounced the GOP's use of what both sides dubbed the "nuclear option" to put Gorsuch on the court, calling it an epic power grab that would further corrode politics in Congress, the courts and the nation. Many Republicans bemoaned reaching that point, too, but they blamed Democrats for pushing them to it. [..]
But Democrats were unable to pull back from the brink, partly because they remain livid over McConnell's decision last year to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, who was denied even a hearing after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. Instead McConnell kept Scalia's seat open, a calculation that is now paying off for Republicans and Trump.

Yes the GOP is ready and willing to destroy whatever civility is left to have their way. These are the people ELECTED by americans who feel that "FUCK YOU" is the better response to a disagreement than compromise.

Ok, so that's how you want to play it? Fine. It's going to continue to play out that way down to the finest and smallest bonds, between relatives and friends.

You voted for hate. Don't cry to me when you get a face full of it.


Too bad you actually didn't THINK them through eh?

In 1998, Mr Beristain came to the US to visit an aunt and decided to stay.
In 2000, he and his wife, a naturalised US citizen originally from Greece, accidentally crossed the Canadian border while sightseeing at Niagara Falls. When they crossed back into the US, border patrol agents detained Mr Beristain.[..] His wife supported Mr Trump because of his immigration programmes, and thought her husband - a businessman and father - would be spared. (BBC)

Gee Helen, guess you thought wrong eh? Mmmm, I love the smell of burning hypocrisy, I really do. All the conservative fucktards who suddenly developed concurrent cases of amnesia and patriotism and somehow FORGOT how close they and their family are to the immigrants they're choosing to hate. See immigrants like our parents, cousins, best friend's husbands, those aren't the real immigrants we need to interdict, they're "good" ones, it's the "bad" ones that need stopping.

Thing is, if you came here and stayed in any way that wasn't legal, you WERE one of the bad ones. Even if that happened fifteen, twenty, fifty years ago, that person standing outside America wanting to come in was the bad person. Time doesn't mean anything, as this case proves, and fools like Helen drank the red-white and blue Koolaid without a second thought, because well, thinking is hard.

Sorry you were so stupid Helen, you and the other people who voted for tRump that have conveniently forgotten their roots, relatives and friends. You all should be fucking ashamed of yourselves. And when it comes to spending money, don't go fucking crying to me about the abandoned babies, wounded soldiers and other social services that your president wants to cut and who are "more deserving". There's no damn reason we can't do all the things to care for our fellow humans, inside and out of this nation if it WERE a priority for Washington. These are not mutually exclusive and that logic is bullshit.

But then again, you'd have to think about that.


Yes, 50 senators and 1 VP voted for stupid twat. So what else goes with DeVos? Devalue. Denigrate. Destroy. Demean. Oh it's a list that just goes on and on. Ah, america the privileged, where being a fudie-wife of a rich lobbyist gives you the power to decide the future of ALL american children, underprivileged ones of course, the slops and filthy spawn of the Great Unwashed masses (aka voters.)

In her world america is ONLY white, ONLY christian and ONLY educated as far as necessary for them to fill their role. Aspirations are for the rich, not the "others."

It's hard to put into words the hate and loathing I have for this woman and her handler. You thought you hated Hillary? Oh honies, you ain't seen nothing yet. I promise you.

The GOP war on women has hit a milestone: it's now affecting women all over the world.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump has massively expanded the ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions, or provide abortion information, to all organizations receiving U.S. global health assistance.
The picture of Der Dickhead spoke volumes: a passle of old, wrinkled, white men passing judgement on women's abilities to control their bodies and their future. Out of touch, unsympathetic, these people decided that women who need health care are entitled to NONE.
groups in 60 countries receiving $9 billion in health assistance are now covered by the ban.
Women in 60 countries now will lose the ability to get screening for cancer, birth control, regular exams and counseling because tRump is president. I suppose it's better than his promise that women who seek an abortion should be incarcerated, but is death better than prison? Props to you tRump voter! Making the world better, safer and healthier! You can be PROUD!

Uh Huh.

As the Talking Heads said "and the heat goes on..."
Truly this election is one for the history books. Like it or not, American politics will never, ever be the same. We have a new standard for who can get elected and what the Public will tolerate them saying. Political experience? We don't need no stinkin' political experience, in fact the less the better...
It's called "a distraction".
MOSCOW (AP) -- Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia. The ministry cast a recent speech by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a veiled threat to back a hypothetical attack on Russia by its allies in Europe with U.S. nuclear weapons. The angry statement reflects a growing degree of mistrust and tensions between Moscow and Washington after the collapse of a U.S.-Russian cease-fire deal in Syria.
Yes it's time to heat up the "Cold War" again because Russia is in the news for murder. First it was Ukraine, and proof-positive that they blew up a jetliner full of innocents and now it's bombing the ever living shit out of civilians in Syria. People are pissed and the UN is raising the spectre of war crime prosecution against Russia. Since Russia doesn't WANT to stop bombing they need something bright and shiny to distract simpler minds, and what's the brightest, shiniest thing around? Well a nuclear detonation of course! It's kinda sad to see Russia borrowing a page from Kim-Jong-Fatboy's North Korean playbook, but they are. NUKES! NUKES! NUKES! OMGNUKES! Whose and by whom? Nah, never mind the details. NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKES! Hey Russia. Maybe if you just stopped killing the shit out of people you wouldn't need to come up with stupid bullshit as a diversion. But that's probably not sexy enough for Lil'Putie now is it? Morons.
Pity the coup didn't work out. Now Stalin-Jr. is going to go on a rampage and kill everyone and anyone he likes. Probably set himself as dictator-for-life while he's at it. Now Turkey is just another miserable Islamic state run by a lunatic. UPDATE: The entire thing was staged by that asshole Erdo-fuck just to cement his grip on the country. Now he has everything and the people who elected him will have him for life. Just when you get rid of one Saddam Hussein the mid-east produces another.
Another night, more gun deaths. Big whoop.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in American history before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.
Ah Florida, the land of "shoot first and win". So where were all the pistol packing people defending themselves? Where were the "we need moar guns because I'm afeerd" folks? Huh. Well, clearly the answer is there weren't ENOUGH guns in the venue because then... actually I'm not sure how that sentence ends. But I sure as shit know how the lives of the people in the club ended.
It might be random, but sometimes it's actually right.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee has a state reptile, a state rock and a state song in the moonshine-themed "Rocky Top." For now, though, the Bible will not be its official state book. Gov. Bill Haslam had vetoed a bill that would elevate the holy book's status, and lawmakers trying to override that veto fell seven votes short of the 50 they needed in the House on Wednesday. Only 43 members voted in favor of the bill after two hours of spirited - and spiritual - debate. The Republican governor last week turned back the bill over constitutional concerns and because of concerns the measure "trivializes" what he considers a sacred text.[..] Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton, a former Baptist minister who was the main House sponsor of the measure, urged colleagues to follow what he called the "will of the people" in rejecting the veto. "It doesn't force anyone to read it, it doesn't force anyone to buy it, it doesn't force anyone to believe it," said Sexton, a former Baptist minister. "It's simply symbolic."
The Bible shouldn't be ANY state's book in America. The argument that it's merely symbolic is correct but NOT as justification - because it's symbolic of the fact that certain lawmakers in Tennessee believe that only people who agree with said text should be respected. It's a slap in the face to everyone who doesn't. It's also NOT FUCKING LEGAL EITHER.
Lawmakers in both chambers had passed the bill despite a warning by the state's attorney general that it would violate both the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions, the latter of which states that "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship."
I don't think it will ever happen, but I sincerely hope that once most of the boomers croak that we'll get off this religious-conservative-hate-everyone-not-like-me kick. It's a dream I guess, but I'll hang on to it. In the mean time I'll celebrate the little victories, like states that DON'T fucking make their religion a secular mandate.

Fuck Integration

I mean really, why bother at all?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine's Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul is joining other public schools in opting out of holiday celebrations as school officials strive to be more culturally sensitive and inclusive. The school has a predominantly Asian and black student body, and English is a second language for more than half of its pupils, who come from a range of faith backgrounds. In a letter to parents last week, Principal Sott Masinic said his rationale was to avoid "encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening a culture of tolerance and respect for all." He acknowledged it would be an unpopular decision for some.
Yep, Scott is fucking brilliant. Now all the kids at his school can stare at the TV and the decorations in the mall and wonder "WTF? We don't know about this." Yes, that's really the way to integrate and mainstream minorities by being AFRAID to expose them to the cultural norms of the nation they live in. It's one thing to jam culture or religion down a kids throat by making them participate and not explaining why others around them are having fun. It's quite another to shirk your job as an educator under the bullshit guise of "threatening" their culture. I might point out that they're not IN THEIR CULTURE any more. Additionally I might point out that instead of excluding anything he might have just INCLUDED their celebrations and culture. Celebrate Valentines AND whatever the heck else the kids might bring in. But shutting out all holidays smacks of nothing so much as crazy-jehova-esque stupid. Scott, you're a dolt. And an embarrassment. But I'm guessing that by now you've been told that a few times.
Carson is such a riot. He honestly believes there's a "President for Dummies" book that will make it all better.
Referring to critics, Carson said Sunday at a meeting of about 400 eastern Iowa GOP activists: "They say 'Carson doesn't know anything about foreign affairs.'" Carson pointed to the continuing medical education all physicians are required to obtain as a sign of his capacity to learn, and said he would seek help from advisers.(AP)
OJT isn't for neurosurgeons. There's a difference between TRAINING and DOING. Continuing training is fine if you don't actually try the new techniques without experience first. It's not like you can just read a book about being a neurosurgeon and then just go do it. Being president is like doing surgery around the clock - YOU DON'T GET TO MAKE MISTAKES. There's no "oops" moment (although "W" had plenty, we saw how well that worked.) Sorry buddy, you DON'T have the experience. Stick to medicine. But not in my state. Thanks.
I've decided that the time has come to state clearly and plainly for anyone who cares (or perhaps more importantly for those that don't) my position on gun control. And it's this, important enough to warrant its own quote box...
Public ownership of guns will never go away, however, not everyone should be allowed to have a gun in their hands. The question of responsibility, of who gets to decide and how that decision is enforced, must be a collective (simple majority) decision, not just imposed by agencies with more money or more legal jurisdiction. (quote by me)
That right there, right above this sentence, is my opinion on gun control. I welcome discussion on said quote. What I don't welcome is emotional/knee-jerk stupidity that attempts to close off any investigation on how to move forward. It's THOSE people that deserve my purest loathing and violent distaste. Because in order to HAVE an intelligent discussion one MUST research the issues, attributes, variables and functions involved. You don't decide on cancer treatment based on gut. You don't ignore it and walk away. You test, you question, you consult and then you decide. And gun violence IS a cancer in America. So this next quote is the REAL reason why there can't be intelligent discussion on the topic.
Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limitations on government research and funding, and private sources have not filled the breach. So funding for basic gun violence research and data collection remains minuscule - the annual sum total for all gun violence research projects appears to be well under $5 million. A grant for a single study in areas like autism, cancer or HIV can be more than twice that much. There are public health students who want to better understand rising gun-related suicide rates, recent explosions in firearm murders in many U.S. cities, and mass murders like the one this month at an Oregon community college, where a lone gunman killed nine people. But many young researchers are staying away from the field. Some believe there's little hope Congress will do anything substantive to reduce gun violence, regardless of what scientists find. And the work is stressful - many who study gun violence report receiving angry emails and death threats from believers in unrestricted gun ownership. Most importantly, there's simply not enough money.(AP)
Did you get that? If not let me lay it out in a single sentence.
Because the public has been told that science is bad, gun violence can't be studied. (me)
Believers in "unrestricted gun ownership" are evil. They are bad and they don't feel bad. Their fears that they themselves might not qualify as "sane enough" to own a gun ensures that people who WANT to kill people with bullets CAN. They are the single most dangerous threat to personal safety, not the crazies that hold the guns, or the avoidable accidents that will happen anyway. If you're afraid of the truth, of discussion, of looking at yourself AS WELL AS others then you ARE too crazy to own a gun and you shouldn't have one. If, on the other hand, you're willing to sit down and hear the other side, to acknowledge the pain that people who have lost loved ones to gun violence and join the discussion about what can be done then YOU'RE part of the solution. One that, hopefully, will be ours someday.
8,124. It's not really a very big number.
Here's another number: 8,124. That's the total of homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI's Crime in the United States report. That works out to an average of 156 a week, more than 22 people shot to death every day across the country. (AP)
A mere 8k people in a nation of 318 million. It's a pittance. I mean does it really matter? Well, other than to the families of those killed, of course. Heck 590,k deaths were expected in 2014 from cancer alone. So really, what does 8,124 mean in the grand scheme? Apparently not very much.