Wednesday, November 5, 2014

THE 2014 ELECTION REAL LOSERS

A friend of mine tried to console me over the Republican election sweep.  I went to sleep early last evening with hope in my heart so I could swim laps in the wee hours.  I came back to the horror of a red sweep in most states.

So he asked me who I really thought was a significant loss to our country. It was not a Republican. After all, they won!  It, in only a small way, was not the Democrats who lost the election. After all 
they tried their best though they were stupid enough to run from one of the very few best Presidents in the history of this nation.  They deserved to lose.

The monumental losers were the people who stayed home, who didn't vote. Yes, those who didn't care, who are lazy, who make excuses, will wonder why the Supreme Court votes ideology, why their parents may lose their pensions, their bank accounts, their Medicare, their Social Security.  They will wonder why unemployment insurance will diminish, why healthcare goes back to the vulture days, why immigration law is more punitive. They will curse because public education went down the tubes, because they are living in a police state

It will not occur to them that their individual and collective 
lack of vote caused this. They will not blame themselves for the misery they caused. They'll blame Washington.... The Washington they created by not voting. 

It wasn't billions in Citizen United money. It wasnt 6 years of orchestrated lies by Republicans, it wasn't voter supression or dirty tricks.  It wasn't the Republican do nothing Congress.  It was only you who stayed home.  

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Too Stupid, Too Brainwashed, Too Prejudiced to flourish.

Here is the Litmus Test to help you to vote

Do you hate welfare and cite that some people cheat?
Do you tell people that you know some use food stamps to buy beer?
Have you dropped out because both Republicans and Democrats are both bad?
Do you vote Republican because Dems gave black people equality?
Are you against a minimum wage increase?
Are you against equal pay for equal work?
Do you believe gays should not have the same rights as straights?
Are you O.K with privatizing Social Security and Medicare?
Do you believe the Affordable CarecAct should be defunded and repealed?
Should all abortion clinics be closed?
Should we give tax breaks to the wealthiest?
Do you believe it is O.K. to hamper people's vote on the guise that it prevents fraud.
Are you against contraception coverage in health insurance?
Was it O.K. For Congress to take so many weeks off?
Is it O.K. With you if billionaires buy elections as long as your party benefits?
Do you really believe that the U.S. Government is not handling Ebola correctly?
Do you believe that Bush and Chaney do not have blood on their hands?
Do you hate Barak Obama?'
Do you think Raegan was a model President?

If I have, more or less profiled you correctly, I need not add another hundred lines here, you are a card carrying Republican, and the best thing you can do for your country, for your flag, for your family, is to stay home and not vote.





Sunday, October 12, 2014

CARTAGENA, COLIMBIA,

A town, on the Carobbean Coast Region, a port city.  Population like San Francisco with beautiful beaches, the color of the water is as exotic and romantic as the sunsets. There are tons for tourists and prostitution is legal.  So, let's say you are advanced scouts from the White House staff or the (shhhhh) Secret Service and you are a dude, and need to kill a few hours before being pressed into service, so you pick up the phone and dial 1-800-Rent-A-Hoe.

A sultry voice asks you to dial 1 for English, and then you hear a whisper telling you what is available and who.  A few items your wife would be loathe to do and some you would not dare ask.  In a knee jerk reaction, you pick one from Group A and three from Group B.  With a sigh, you took a pass on Group C because you're economic status would have to be Hedge Fund Manager or the equivalent. The 3rd item from Group B, is the Bavarian Basket Twist, the details of which are outside of your knowledge base, but you can't resist a lifetime of bragging rights.

Now, one of your buds thought the quote was in Pesos and Roxy said it was Dollares.  Roxy was overheard saying, "no senior, ju no pay only 300 Pesos for being bound and getting a good spanking"
and he stiffs her and she dials up the government Hoe Complaint Departmrnt and the supervisor (who has a different title in the U.S.), in turn, calls Washington and all hell breaks loose.

CARTAGENA.... Wonder what the weather is like in November?









Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE SECRET SERVICE....... I HAVE THE SOLUTION.

I have a theory that the Sequester budget cuts took away the wrist watch phones and Cracker Jacks secret code rings severely impacting THE secret Service's ability to follow procedures, communicate and the morale took s hit.  If that wasn't bad enough, they couldn't even commiserate with with hookers without it making the headlines of the supermarket tabs.  One Hoe gets stiffed and she blows a whistle so to speak and it leads to a drunken stupor.  The leader of our SS was woman who wanted the service to be more friendly and cozy like Disneyland.

A guy with a knife jumps the fence and gets into the White House and runs around, a couple uses the White House like a reality show, bullets fired at the building. A dude rides up the elevator with the POTUS carrying heat, a deviant doing signing next to POTUS in South Africa. I mean WTF.  

At first I thought to bring in Paulie and Silvio, but I'm also thinking Robert Gates as the Skipper.









Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FINDING GOD''S MATCH FOR YOU

Christian Singles advertises extensively stating that you can find God's match for you. Of course if you believe in God, you might think that God personally did some steering on your behalf. Though you probably understand that Christian Singles may not have an insider agreement with god, that the dating service and God are not buds, you might think God will provide, and Christian Singles is as good as any other vehicle or tool enabling God to do his good work. The problem I have is that the TV networks who benefit from the advertising revenue do not insist on a more realistic ad copy. I have some issue with the service using terms and a diety to sell subscriptions to their matching service. It does not matter whether or not the Singles service goes on to refine their wording in subsequent literature. The fact that they invoke God as a hook. Aside from a problem I have with financially benefitting, even if it is a non profit, is the fact that some clients might make a decision contrary to their best interest and not practice lots of due diligence that they might do meeting someone on a lesser heavenly dating venue.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WE LOST A NATIONAL TREASURE

Melissa lost her friend and mother,  Joan Rivers. We are blessed that It was a relationship they shared with the world, and to love one, you had to love both. Not to love either, in my opinion, you need a Primer on loving.

We, the people lost a national treasure today, at 1:17 PM on September 4th; I lost my maestro of comedy, my best source of laughter. I loved her edginess, her timing, and if she teased you, it was not a personal hit, it was confirmation that you were famous.

All on the people on her Fashion Police show, all of her guests, every audience and everyone at the "E" channel affirm the reason why I'm in a sea of tears.  Selfishly, I am pleased that she left a body of work we can all enjoy.  We were age contemporaries, from the same city, with the same ethnicity.  This really hit me personally.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL SOUTHERN ACCENT




          In South Carolina a 16 year old who dressed and wore make-up as a female, 24/7, was
          forced to remove his make-up or not get his driver's license.
This issue here is the need of the government to prevent disguise because a drivers license is a valid form of identification vs. the need of a person's valid form of gender identity and expression. Both entities have valid and compelling requirements.  I see no reason why the state cannot be flexible enough to accommodate both.

In California, I believe there is a non  discrimination law that covers sexual identity and expression and it does not materially hamper the government weeding out those who would defraud using a disguise. They probably do not have this same law in South Carolina.  In this case the DMV was doing their job and the boy took off the make-up.

In the U.S., the pursuit of happiness is a unique right non existent in most other countries.  This child is not a distraction but I feel is honestly following his heart and soul. It is not theatrical or a statement of defiance or weird lifestyle.  I personally believe the state should accommodate him.

The remedy is being handled correctly in a law suit so the constitutionality of the question can be settled.  I am happily the child's mom supports him and is fighting back in a legal manner. He will forever remember his mom's support.