Friday, April 20, 2018

Video Of Secret Meeting Between Trump And Mueller

From Season 29 | THE SIMPSONS (2017)

Yes indeed that was a funny bit.

BBC "Newsnight" Published This March 04, 2016

Published May 8, 2017

Who knows. Maybe the Donald may be as dumb as dirt and innocent of these accusations. However our justice system owes it to the American people to thoroughly investigate the man in charge of leading our country. To do otherwise would be a betrayal to uphold the oath our office holders have taken. My opinion is-- even if Donald' is completely innocent-- he at the very least is incompetent.

This whole screed of mine isn't about hating on conservatives nor the man himself. In my mind what matters the most is whether this guy is capable of understanding why he was elected. To work for all the people. Not just those who will kowtow to whatever his whims are from one moment to the next as if his needs are the only ones that matter..

The guy promised to "repeal & replace" Obamacare. Not destroy it leaving everyone out in the cold. He promised to work hard everyday unlike Obama he accused of constantly playing golf. This guy has promised DACA registrants they wouldn't have worries and look what happened. He promised to create a surplus by the time he leaves office. Yeah that isn't going to happen either.

I've said this here and throughout my life. I don't consider myself neither a conservative nor liberal. I have my own set of beliefs. I was against NAFTA and the invasion of Iraq. I'm against out of control immigration, but this doesn't mean we get all gonzo against allowing a reasonable amount of it. One of the problems-- as I see it-- Trump supporters seem to think people of reasonable conscious willing to bend are the weak minded on the far-left.

I always thought of it this way. Ever swim in the ocean for a couple of hours and notice the place you were staying seems to have moved many blocks up the beach? We all know it wasn't the hotel that moved it was you swimming in the water not paying attention, That's the way I describe the Republican party. So called liberals haven't moved all that much. Rather it is what has become of the Republican party after having gone through the Tea Party movement and now Trump's shenanigans. Some (not all) Republicans have drifted out to sea from the shore so far liberals look far away. It wasn't always this way. It has only become this way over the last decade or so.

Social orientated people have always been anchored in their beliefs. They support unions, healthcare, social security, education and others much like they always have for their fellow Americans. The things that have changed is a guy like Donald Trump and his minions come along like a wrecking ball constantly creating enmity for long held progressive values.

Look, no one has to agree or believe in my positions. What I really would like is for people to see how far from normalcy Donald has taken us. Do me a favor and make a list for yourself of what you think American values should be. Then ask yourself is Donald truly the kind of guy who represents those?

Trump, People Are Wise To You

Below are a few excerpts from one of Donald's tweets today. Many who said what I was thinking.

One doesn't have to look far to fact check his tweets. I could spend hours doing research but why bother when so many others already have done it for me. His Twitter account is not only a excellent source for opposition research by media producers but so too an excellent resource for foreign nations looking to exploit Donald's weaknesses. That can't be a good thing!

While We're On The Subject Of Taxes...
Donald where's yours?
I have a real good hunch if the public would ever get to see them it wouldn't be pretty. Otherwise why would he be so determined to hide them?

I noticed Donald filed a IRS extension until October to send in his forms. Could it just be he is suspicious investigators have his past forms and doesn't want them being able to get their hands on yet another from last year? Can't scrutinize someone's finances if they're withholding them. Looks like he bought himself a little more time.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

I Turned Comments Off

Here's Why
Recently I changed my settings for comments to be approved before allowing them to being posted. I did so after being bombarded with over 320 in the last 20 days. At this point I'm tired of going through them and have become suspicious as to what is going on. When I check my statcounter it doesn't show a single one being made.

What it does show is someone 100's of times coming through "DuckDuckGo" a unique search engine based in Paoli, Pennsylvania at the times these appear. A search engine that guaranties a user's privacy. 'Statcounter' also indicates everyone of these, which appear generated by robotic software, are coming from Mexico.

Which Leads Me To Ask Myself, Why?
Why would someone hide behind DuckDuckGo? Could it be they are exploiting DuckDuckGo's anonymity features in trying to find some sort of backdoor into my blog by continuously probing and testing the HTML settings on my webpage hour after hour from inside Mexico?

Maybe it's nothing more then some a-hole who has nothing better to do. Either way I will join the every increasing number of both pubic and private sites that no longer feel allowing comments are worth the effort. Just look at the insanity Twitter and Facebook has become for their operators who receive million$ to put up with this BS. I do this for a hoot. I don't receive one thin dime for this. Simply put I don't need the aggravation.

There's a reason I didn't join Twitter or Facebook and why I only appear on this blog. I wanted this to be a place where I and others could express ourselves w/o being exploited or have our privacy infringed on by those questionable mega information gathering sites. Now with these 100's of suspicious comments coming in I fear that could change for both of us since I have no idea what this clown is up to. Hence COMMENTS will no longer be accepted for the time being.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I Developed A low Tolerance For....

(1) Fact checking Trump.
The guy makes stuff up more then anyone I've ever known in my life. Here's one example. FACT CHECK-- "The United States had a trade surplus with China for passenger cars of $8.9 billion in 2017. Exports of cars to China totaled $10.5 billion, while imports from China were $1.6 billion. Yet President Donald Trump claimed that China “won’t take” U.S. cars."

This guy's so FOS it would be an impossible task to keep up with his lies. I could waste hours of my time every day about the kind of BS this clown spews and never ever hope to keep up. It would take an entire staff. I no longer have the will nor tolerance for this. This is why you've seen fewer and fewer post on his BS here. Anyone who wants to be entertained by all the hatred need look no further then DONALD'S OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT if you enjoy that kind of thing.

(2) People's Comments
I've been getting a bunch of BS comments from what appears to be a robotic kind of software trying to butter me up. This along with some really nasty argumentative stuff. Hence why I went back to the comment moderation option. Mostly everywhere I go and some here on this blog (I refused approval of) display an astonishing amount of ignorance and negativity. I had considered eliminating the comment option. I would have if it were not for me wanting people being able to point out when I make mistakes.

(Recently I've blocked over 50+ ridiculous comments)

(3) Constant Bickering
I'm sick of them. Conservatives and liberals are really good at flaming one another. Who doesn't want a better retirement, healthcare, education, public safety, help with their kid's education and a whole host of other things each have in common? Instead each blame the other as if each of the other were not in accord wanting the same as the other.

We are really good at bombing and wrecking things in other countries. What we're not so good at is rebuilding them like we once did after warring with Japan and Germany. What we are seeing these days are endless wars which achieve nothing for us or those in the countless countries we've destroyed. I find it amazing after nuking Japan and destroying Hitler's regime hereafter becoming our friends we are no longer capable of that. Instead we've made the refugees we created unwelcome in perpetuity. This too I have no longer tolerance for.

I'm not too hot on posting on issues which frustrate me. Hence why the recent posts on things which don't piss me off in private as to those which are more positive or entertaining in nature. So too blocking comments from those who dwell on such negativities. The older I get the more I've developed an intolerance for fools such as Trump and those who barter in selfishness creating division against such things I hold dear to the commonality of people which I very much choose to believe in.

David Bowie: December 8, 1983

Live in what ever world you want.
But for me and the future of this blog I choose to live in one with less tolerance for intolerance.

If that means less views.. SO-BE-IT!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Polka Time With Jan Lewan "The Polka King"

Here's a few clips from yesteryear of JAN LEWAN- 'THE POLKA KING" (from Hazelton, Pa.)

Kennywood Park Pittsburgh Pa. July 7 1990

Here he is performing in 2016 at 75 years of age

We owe a debt of gratitude to Jan for putting polka music and Pennsylvania on the map. Jan Lewan truly is the king of polka music and shall always remain so forever.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bunch Of Quick Comments

You know what they say about those who fail to learn from history. They are doomed to repeat it. OMG have we learned nothing from the false notion Iraq had WMD's and chemical weapons?

There's no excuse not having a team of scientist from several nations go into this area and make sure there were chemical weapons used in the first place. If so were they dropped from the sky (only al-Assad or Russia could do) OR were they unwittingly set off by conventional bombing of a stash on the ground held by rebel forces?

Seems really stupid to me that either Russia or Syria would want to provoke United States into staying after Trump signaled he wanted to get out. The question is who would gain the most in tricking the United States into staying. Something doesn't smell right.
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Shame the TV show "Lethal Weapon" is such a low rated show. Maybe most don't realize it's comedic in nature due to it's poorly chosen title. Good news. It's likely to be renewed anyway.
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Maven Net
A Congressman's Profanity Laced Tirade in a Safeway Grocery Store
By Erick Erickson
"One of the President's congressional defenders has privately decided he hates Trump and wants to unload.... "If we're going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker," said the congressman as we roamed the aisles of a Safeway grocery store together.

The way moderate Republicans are deserting congress I doubt he's the only one.
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The Senate is grilling Mark Zuckerberg before Congress. I have two thoughts. (1) Republicans are implying Facebook is trying to silence conservatives. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING! Everyday I see plenty of crap posted against so-called libitards. Facebook is an equal opportunity offender. A couple of these clown senators (watching FOX News) cited "Diamond And Silk" complaining how Facebook algorithms worked against them. Well here's a flash. "Diamond And Silk" have THEIR OWN WEBSITE. It's not up to Facebook, Twitter and whatever other sites they use to promote them just because "FOX and Friends" wants to. Boohoo.

(2) The privacy issue. Are you kidding me? People themselves who use Facebook share on posts their medical issues, family photos, locations, political stance and just about anything and everything under the sun. Congress seems to think they need to jam regulations into place. Nobody's forcing people to use these social media sites. Here's a simple solution if people don't want their crap to get out DON'T USE THE DAMN THINGS!
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This is old news, but it may be new to some. Writers who were paid to write the speech for Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention were accused of stealing Michelle Obama's from the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Here's a sweet mix mirroring the two.

This was not meant to shame Melania.
Instead the shame should go to those responsible.