Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston





Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Flashback

Remember when the rabid right called Hillary "fat?" 

Remember how they made fun of her physical appearance?


Me too.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Republican Lawmakers Are Immoral, Terrible Human Beings

This isn't just a matter of health care policy, it is a moral matter. The greatest, richest country in the world is ready to bring suffering and death to its most vulnerable citizens, while at the same time enriching the wealthiest.

This is the immoral Republican plan for health care, led by the most immoral POTUS in U.S. history.

To many Republicans, really sick people, especially those who suffer the most, are a total inconvenience. The sickness of other American citizens is not their responsibility, unless of course, that same terminal illness affects them personally, then it suddenly matters. Funny how that is isn't it?

 "While several Republican senators have registered disapproval that the current GOP Obamacare repeal plan would harm constituents who rely on the Medicaid expansion, there are others who would like to harm even more of their constituents, like the House Freedom Caucus member who thinks cancer patients should just go to the emergency room."  --Marian Fisher

Republican lawmaker says cancer patients can go to the ER for health care

While several Republican senators have registered disapproval that the current GOP Obamacare repeal plan would harm constituents who rely on the Medicaid expansion, there are others who would like to harm even more of their constituents, like the House Freedom Caucus member who thinks cancer patients should just go to the emergency room.

 When Erin Burnett on CNN asked DeSantis was asked how he and his colleagues would address the story of Tiffany Koehler, a Donald Trump voter and cancer survivor who says she is only alive today because of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, he suggested that anyone without health insurance could still just go to the emergency room.


This emergency room lie became a central focus of the 2012 presidential campaign when Joe Soptic told the story of his wife, who ignored the symptoms of the cancer that killed her because she could not afford to see a doctor. By the time she got to an emergency room, it was too late. Romney’s own campaign exposed that lie when they said that Soptic’s wife would have survived if she had only had access to the Obamacare-identical Romneycare. 

Every day, it becomes more and more obvious that Republicans are not even trying to prevent people who rely on Obamacare from losing their insurance under their repeal plan, and DeSantis’ attitude underpins that lack of care for those people. Republicans have also again begun to use the racist language of the “welfare queen” smear, notably by Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) suggestion that poor people forego a “new iPhone” in favor of health insurance, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) flat-out calling the GOP plan “welfare.” 

DeSantis did his part, as well, in resurrecting Reagan-era coding by telling Burnett that Medicaid ought not be available at all to those he considers “able-bodied”

What a putz! I haven't seen very many "able-bodied" Alzheimer patients in nursing homes where many of the residents depend on Medicaid for their health care costs. 

What is wrong with Republicans? Do you have to check your morality at the door in order to become a member of the GOP? It appears that is true. In order to be a card-carrying Gooper, all one needs to do is ignore facts and reality and pretend to be a compassionate Christian -- but only on Sundays, when everyone can see your hypocritical paeans to your merciful God.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We know Trump is an incessant liar; now we know he's a weaselly bluffer too.

h/t to Rational Nation USA for his comment that alerted me to the recent news that Trump admitted there are no tapes of his conversations with Comey, as Trump hinted and as he kept suggesting they existed by playing his little cat and mouse game of promising to let the American people know "sometime soon."

Weasel words from a typically weak bully who tried to intimidate someone he couldn't get to. In this case, James Comey, although Comey welcomed the news that there may have been tapes. Comey had nothing to fear from tapes, since he wasn't lying in his recent testimony, and the entire world knows that egregious lying is second nature to Trump.

Trump's suggestion that there may be tapes was how a coward tries to win points in a pissing contest. Well, Trump lost, and he's a pissah (but NOT a wicked one -- that would be a compliment coming from a Bostonian.)

Comey's more honest, more forthright and more of a man than the Lying Bluffer, Trump could ever hope to be.

Daily Kos:

Trump admits there were never any tapes of his meetings with fired FBI director James Comey

"That’s correct. Donald Trump never had any kind of recordings of his meetings with Comey. And since the meetings were one on one with the former FBI director, that means Trump knew from the outset that there were no recordings. 

It’s not a mystery now. It wasn’t a mystery then. 

All the smug threats, all the “you’ll find out” promises, all the strum and drang and dang strumming all leads to … nothing. Because there was nothing. Nothing of course, except further proof that Trump is a loudmouth bully who plays a game of bluff and threat with absolutely nothing to back up his bullshit statements. Which is really good evidence that Trump is likely to be exaggerating, overplaying, and utterly lying about everything else. 

Robert Mueller, please take note. And no recordings also means that, when it comes to Trump’s word against Comey, Trump has nothing to back him up except for many, many, many examples of his lying."



The Bull$h!++er-in-Chief

President Trump attacked wind power during a rally in Iowa — a state that gets nearly a third of its energy from wind, a higher percentage than any other state in the country

Trump blasted wind power during a rally in Iowa Wednesday night, despite the state getting nearly a third of its power from the alternative energy source. During his speech in Cedar Rapids Wednesday night, Trump said he was bringing back coal, highlighting a coal mine that opened in Pennsylvania last month.

“I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” he said. 

NOTE:  Lord Dampnut apparently knows nothing about batteries and the storage of energy produced by wind. His ignorance is quite appealing to the mobs that attend his rallies. --S.K.

 Iowa gets almost a third of its energy from wind, the highest percentage of any state.

Trump Says He Has ‘Unified’ America And Takes Credit For The Obama Economy At Fact-Free Rally

This president can continue to hold campaign rallies and convince himself that those who show up actually represent the vast majority of the country, but they don't.

Donald Trump shames poor Americans at Iowa rally

Defending his hiring of billionaires, Donald Trump held a re-election rally in Iowa, and made controversial comments about low-income Americans in the process.

President Trump on wealthy cabinet picks: "In those particular positions, I just don't want a poor person"

During the Iowa Rally on Wednesday, Trump suggested creating law enacted in 1996

Known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), the legislation was passed during the administration of former President Bill Clinton and said that an immigrant is “not eligible for any Federal means-tested public benefit” for 5 years, which starts on the date the immigrant enters the country.

Lord Dampnut's Iowa rally was a success if success means spreading more Trumpian bull$h!+ and having mobs of supporters eat it up.