Friday, January 13, 2017

The first of your wishes, from the wish fairy

Congress moves to repeal health overhaul


Roughly 30 million people will find themselves without health insurance in a week. Well, according to you trump voters, it's what they needed, right? If they didn't have it, they would have got out an got a job, right? 

And more to come. A HUD sec, who while apparently a neuro surgeon, I wouldn't let diagnose a common cold. More than a couple who have said in the past the department they have been proposed to head should be eliminated. What fun for us. His sole qualification is he's owned a house. I'd like him run through a screen for Alzheimer. 

We went from having an honorable, honest man to a huckster, rich because his daddy was, a demagogue in the worse sense of the word. And my, does he have his followers. Does he ever. Outnumbered yes, in the general election, by 2.6 million, but that's meaningless. 

Trump is a geek, the classic definition being the guy who is outside the tent, biting the heads off chickens, to lure passerby's into the tent, to be fleeced. Lots of metaphors there. I wonder how long the GOP inside the tent will tolerate the nut outside. 

Wait till we see who is his Supreme's nomination.  Boy, one can hardly imagine.  

I see 'One Day More' blog has a reminder for us to watch a PBS show, "A Nation Divided". 

It's correct, and where oh where do we go from here........because I understand the divide. I understand the political differences that divide us. A nation, my friends, the readers of this blog. 

We don't disagree.  We actively dislike each other. In at least case of one reader, he hates me. Other's have the dislike that comes from me being a liberal.  We, as a tribe, a region, a country have moved it steps beyond that. We hate each other. All because of this, Trump vs Clinton. On to liberal vs conservative, on to white vs other colors. etc. We can't talk about it, because our voices immediately go into scream mode. I have neighbors I no longer hear from, because I didn't vote for Trump. 

I can think of only one other time it's become so apparent.  1856-59. 

It's pretty fucking sad. 

13 comments:

  1. We live in interesting and frightful times. I didn't think we could do any worse than Georgie Boy, but I'm afraid I'll soon learn otherwise.

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    1. Weird that we may be looking at the Shrub's years nostalgically.

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  2. Sad indeed. And as sage said - frightful. The chasm is wider than ever now that so many have been duped by a fraud.

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    1. 59 Million, Bill. That needs to be thought out.

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  3. I'm looking forward to many day after events. Two million women and LGBTQ+'s the day after the inauguration. An equal number the day after affordable health care is gone. And so on. Where will the outrages take us?

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    1. I don't know,Joanne. I think you would be a better guesser in this than I. What do you think will happen?

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  4. It is very sad indeed. Very sad so many millions of our fellow voters have no more respect for the themselves or the system to vote for the vulgarian. Though I really like using the word geek!

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    1. Know where I first read the definition of geek? One of Hunter Thompson's books. Back in the mid to late 70's. Don't remember which one. As I said before, I wish his ilk were still around, to do a "Fear and Loathing, Campaign Trail, 2016"
      Boy, I bet there is some stuff we'd be interested to know.

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  5. I predict we will go through impeachment hearings that will tear this country apart and I think the VP elect knows that. He dances so well around all the issues. I disagree with you in that while I hate some of the DT supporters, I feel sorry for others and and I think even some have regrets and realize they made a bad decision. Time will reveal all. I do have faith in the majority of Americans standing strong, but there will be lots of blood on the battlefield.

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  6. I agree with Tabor! He'll be impeached. I just hope that snake Pence goes down with him, but most likely he won't, and I can't decide which one is worse-Trump or Pence.. What gets me most sometimes is the hypocrisy of the right. Seems they have a selective memory, calling for unity and patriotism. Now they want unity? I don't see that happening any time soon.

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  7. We will have to keep working toward sanity. I hope that some of the supporters of DT realize the mistake they made and also try to correct it.

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  8. I'm not the Democrats' biggest fan, but I've noticed something about our recent Presidents:

    We're always told that Americans should pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.

    Yet our recent Republican Presidents (and even losing nominees) have been sons of privilege who ran in part to prove themselves to daddies who never appreciated them fully.

    The two most recent Democratic Presidents, meanwhile, pulled themselves up from nothing. Neither even knew their father.

    I'm sort of holding my breath and lying low. We'll see how the next few months go...

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  9. From what I've been able to stomach, I mean read, the nut is already turning. Supposedly 51 percent (or more) now believe Trump is not doing a good job with his transition to power.

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