Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Biden's Win Gives Birth to Trumpism

 


I have been waiting to post about the post election bullshit that has been going on. I was hoping to see cooler heads prevail. I was hoping to see people who call themselves leaders, to standup and lead. I have been greatly disappointed. 

I never expected Trump to act like a responsible, decent human being. I did however expect Republican leadership to step up and push him in the direction of civility, fully knowing he'd be faking it. But Republican leadership has not done that. Many have remained quiet as Trump and his band of the worst and dumbest lawyers in the history of law, have spewed ignorant and ridiculous claims of election fraud. Worse are the one who have piled on and tried to help push these claims. ALL of these claims being pushed with no evidence. The Trump campaign and other Republican groups filing cases in courts throughout the country, have lost 40 times and have withdrawn many others because the lawyers know it's bullshit.

This has all lead to many Americans...Millions of Americans believing the the election was rigged, solely because Trump said so. It doesn't seem to matter to them that Trump's DHS and DOJ have said there is no legit fraud, as well as a number of Republican election officials, Governors and Secretaries of State. 

So now we have a frightening large amount of the population that don't trust our election process just because their guy lost. There's something even worse, even more frightening. There is a huge part of the population that agree with Trump, his lawyers and elected officials supporting his lies, that the election results should be thrown out and overturned by the Senate and Supreme Court, giving Trump the win.

Here in Pennsylvania we have this asshole Congressman, Mike Kelly.


This is what happens when Trump and Pence fuck and 9 months later Pence shits out a used car salesman.

Kelly has been pushing the fight to throw out the PA election results. First trying to throw out all Mail-in-ballots, then trying to just throw out mail-in-ballots from Philly and Pittsburgh. Then it was trying to stop the certification. Now he's trying to push to go top the SCOTUS to throw out the certification, throw out the election results (which would include his victory) and have the election victories given to only Trump and Republicans. If you ever wanted to know what a traitor looks like, it's that fucker right above.

Asshole Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz was vocally supporting this along with having the votes thrown out in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona. Cruz who hated how Trump behaved while running against him, now is using the Trump playbook. Talking shit on Twitter, spewing lies and misinformation, attacking media, members and fellow politicians, acting in the same uncivilized and disrespectful way Trump does, while ignoring the people of his state are starving and dying. The "Grand Old Party" seems to not want that moral high ground they claim they stand on.

There is a huge fact that Trump and Republicans want you to ignore. They are hoping you don't know and they don't want you to see the facts. In Pennsylvania the election laws/rules were written by and unanimously voted into place by REPUBLICANS. Wisconsin's election process and procedures were built and put in place by REPUBLICANS. Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan  as well, the election laws/rules/process/procedures were written, voted on, put in place by REPUBLICANS. Now many, FAR TOO MANY of those same Republicans are trying to call foul. I'm no legal expert but they all should be impeached. Hell, I think they all should be tried for treason. 

It doesn't stop there...

Recently pardoned piece of shit Michael Flynn has said Trump should declare martial law, put the military in the streets and invalidate the election, which would make me look brilliant when I wrote, warning that  Trump is a FASCIST

All these Johnny Red, White and Blue people who claim to be patriots and talk about our freedom and democracy, are actually saying they're such patriots, that we need to throw democracy out the window. They are willing to instill a dictator. These are the same fucking idiots that scream about people who don't stand for the National Anthem or people who burn the Flag in protest, while they fly the Nazi Flag, Confederate Flag and the Trump flag. If you fly any of those flags, you are the patriot you think you are. You're a traitor and an asshole.

We are also talking about the party and people that claim to be the "Pro-Life" party. Odd since so many of them have been COVID deniers and anti-maskers. Never mind those 270,000 dead Americans.

Now I have heard some outspoken members of the media calling Mitch McConnell and the GOP and so many other Republicans, cowards for not speaking out against Trump and his dolts and not acknowledging the election results...Well, they acknowledge their victories. And let's be real fucking honest here. If Democrats/Liberals/and whoever else pulled off some grand, nationwide scheme to rig the election, we would have damn sure seen to it that McConnell and Lindsey Graham and Kevin McCarthy would have lost in the same type of landslide Trump did. Speaking for myself, I hate those cocksuckers (Lindsey loves the cock!) as much as I hate Trump. 

Back to the original thought, they have been called cowards, "afraid of a mean tweet from Trump." But that thought doesn't make it clear enough. They aren't afraid of the tweet. They are afraid of what follows the tweet. The Trump supports who see the tweet which is their green light from their Cult Leader, #Diaper Don...A green light to attack. These Johnny Patriot, red, white and blue fucktards start with their death threats. They are making death threats to members of their own party. Threatening them for doing their job, defending democracy and our election process. Don't forget these are the same fanatical Trump supporters who plotted to kidnap and kill the Governor of Michigan and her family. the same people that plotted to take control of the Michigan state capitol and livestream daily executions. These aren't patriots, they are terrorists and Trump is the head of the terrorist cell.

For fuck's sake a right-wing pastor, Rick Wiles promoted the killing of Democrats and media members by firing squad...Here's a LINK. I'm sorry, but you don't get to call yourself "Pro-Life" and promote and support the unlawful execution of people you don't agree with. You're just a cunt.

Now there are many people who believe in this fraud shit because of mail-in-ballots. Some don't get how Biden dominated the mail-in-voting. Well, remember your fearless leader Trump told people not to trust voting by mail, so right off the top, fewer Republicans voted by mail. And you dummies all ignored while he spoke of the evils of mail-in-voting, him and his whole crew VOTE BY MAIL. Again, I must point out, that Republicans did very well in this election, while Trump lost. This makes it clear that plenty of Republicans voted for Biden. it also makes me believe many "Independents" and some Democrats voted for Biden but voted for Republicans in down ballot races. It's long past time for the Republican leadership to acknowledge this, it make it clear to the public, as well as Trump.

But it may be too late. The Republican party is attacking itself. Republicans are making death threats to fellow Republicans. As I type this, there are Republicans in Georgia telling Republicans not to vote for those two scumbag Republicans in Georgia's Senate runoffs. A number of us have hoped for a third party that can contend in American politics. I think we are seeing it form right before our eyes and its a party none of us really should want. 

Trumpism

 And the Trumpers, the vocal supporters of Trumpism seem to have no problem with Authoritarianism, which Trump would definitely push towards Fascism. 

While the idea of seeing the Republican party eat itself alive doesn't make me sad, I fear what will come out the other side. 

#WakeUpAmerica


Monday, November 30, 2020

Monday Moaning : Cancelling Clapton?

 



No, that's not Eric Clapton. It's a much more attractive guitarist, Aurore Ounjian, who I first heard with a band out of Boston called Mean Creek. They are no more, but now she's with Beach Slang, who's front-man is a Philly native. Check both groups out, their shit isn't old and tired like Clapton's.

Yes, I just took a shot at a guitar/rock & roll legend. I'm not the only one. Following Thanksgiving a story started getting some steam, about Eric Clapton recording an "Anti-Lockdown" song with Van Morrison. Now the proceeds of the collaboration are said to be going to musicians who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemeic. I have "are said to be" bold because honestly I have a hard time trusting anyone, especially people like Van Morrison who have been very vocal in their opposition to lockdowns, anti-masks and/or loudly denying the seriousness of COVID. 

It also bums me out because I have always liked Van Morrison's music. I've always liked Clapton's music...Well, the old stuff. He hasn't produced shit worth listening to since the 1990's. I never bought into the "Clapton is God" bullshit. Especially as I got older and listened to and searched out more music. He's overrated. I'll give you some names of some of Eric Clapton's contemporaries, all who are better and/or more versatile guitar players.

Jimi Hendrix
Buddy Guy
David Gilmour
Peter Green
Jeff Beck
Kenny Burrell
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Mark Knopfler
Robert Cray
Duane Allman
Rory Gallagher
Robin Trower
Mick Ronson
Carlos Santana 
Neal Schon
Eric Gales
Jeff Buckley   
(Who released one album before his tragic death. His follow up was released after his death as well as some live tracks and other studio work that was dug up.)

At first I wasn't going to put the shredders in here, but considering the span of Clapton's career, fuck it, I'll throw a few on.

Eddie Van Halen
Zakk Wylde  (checkout the album "Book of Shadows")
Derek Trucks
Randy Rhoads
Jerry Cantrell
Phil Collen
Brian May

Ok, that's enough for now.

So Clapton is overrated and hasn't done squat in awhile. He's put out a lot of Blues stuff later in his career but I'm not impressed, considering I can listen to an old Black man's original recording of it from ages ago. this is what leads us into the cancelling question.

When people found out Eric Clapton was onboard with Van Morrison's COVID ignorance, they started digging back into the history of Clapton. They found the real dirt and mud. The junkie, alcoholic, racist past. While on stage, August 5, 1976, high and drunk Clapton said this:

“Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands … So where are you? Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country … I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white … The black wogs and coons and Arabs and f*cking Jamaicans don’t belong here, we don’t want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don’t want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man … This is Great Britain, a white country, what is happening to us, for f*ck’s sake? … Throw the wogs out! Keep Britain white!”

Clapton in the days after the concert did not apologize, but when asked about it in interviews he doubled down on his racist rants. He did not apologize for these rants for years and the first, major public apology wasn't until his 2017 Documentary "Life in 12 Bars," Where his drug and alcohol addiction got the blame for his being a fucking cunt.

 “I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music.”

Yes, he "championed black music." If by "championed" you mean, profited greatly on music Black men and Women created and didn't profit from. In that list of Guitarist above, I didn't include Jimmy Paige. Why? Because fuck him too! Zeppelin recorded 20 songs and claimed them as theirs and did not credit the artist who originally wrote the song, until they were sued over a number of them. 4 of the artist Zeppelin stole from were white, the rest were black. So when people want to pat these guys and Clapton on the back for championing Black music, I want to puke in the soup. They both just tried to make as much money off of black music as possible, with giving the least amount of credit possible.

Now, I was shocked back in 2017 when I saw the documentary and heard about Clapton being a racist cunt. Why was I shocked? He was making a living off of playing black music. His band was often made up of many black musicians. Maybe he was blinded by the drugs. Personally I have always thought it's bullshit when people try to blame their stupidity on drugs and/or alcohol. If anything, the substances loosen you up to let your true colors, thoughts, feelings fly.

 We often say people can change, people can grow, but honestly I think that's just something we say. Something to give us hope. I think the vast majority of people don't change. They may mask things, hide parts of themselves, but inside, they're the same idiot they ever were.

Should Clapton be cancelled for what he said in 1976? Maybe, but he should have had his ass kicked.

Should Clapton and Van Morrison be cancelled for being Anti-lockdown, COVID's not that big of deal, dickheads? Maybe, but I'm more of a 'I hope they both get COVID and suffer' kind of guy.

Should Clapton be cancelled for being an overrated hack? Definitely!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Don't Forget to Never Forget


 

I know this may bother some people but, tough shit.

Remember back when 9-11 happened? This whole country mourned the loss of life that happened. We were one and we were pissed and sad...and Johnny Red, White and Blue every year since screams “Never Forget!”
But here we sit today, dealing with COVID. How many have died? I’ll break it down for you. Since COVID has come to the U.S. 9-11 has happened 85 times. Get it. 85 times what we should never forget has happened and much of this country doesn’t acknowledge it. Lacks empathy. Some call it a hoax. Many fight against wearing a mask. States are suing their governors for trying to keep them safe. There are some Governors who don’t care about their people and refuse to believe the science or the math. The math that shows the number of COVID deaths is equal to 9-11 happening 85 times!
I feel bad for all those who suffered tragic loss because of 9-11. But I feel worse for all those who have suffered loss because of COVID. Not be their number is 85 times greater, but because so many deny their loss is real. Because their President lied and his lies caused the loss to increase. Because so many elected officials refuse to do all that is needed to slow this down. Because so many Johnny Red, White, and Blues don’t give a fuck that 9-11 has happened 85 times in 9 months.

I’ll never forget, what a bunch of bullshit so many Americans are.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Fuck Your Feelings, Time to Swallow Your Pride

 


For the last four years the Trumper, Republicans, Fox News and Trump have repeatedly pushed the slogan "Fuck Your Feelings." You can buy Trump hats, shirts, signs and flags with the slogan. Yes, they are still available online.


After the 2016 election they loved taunting Clinton supporters and they mocked the shit out of them. In my Facebook memories yesterday it popped up a rant from 4 years ago where I called out the crying and bitching Democrats. They didn't get out the vote, the ran a candidate many people hated, including Democrats like myself. I also called out the fact that 15,000 Americans voted for a dead Gorilla. That and low voter turnout said plenty about how Americans felt about their options in 2016. So I wasn't bothered by the mocking. But as the years went on under Trump, it increased, he continued to build up his base and the key strategy for growing that base was hate, division and racism. "Fuck Your Feelings" and "Make Liberals Cry Again" were chants and battle cries used just as often as "Lock Her Up."

That brings us to 2020. Biden has won the popular vote and the Electoral College with epic numbers. And while the media like to talk about that, we cannot gloss over the fact that those numbers are followed by Trump's large second place numbers. Biden sees this, he realizes this and that is why he keeps talking about coming together, about unity. It's why he said in his speech Saturday night, "Let's see each other again, listen to each other again." He said with passion, "Let's give each other a chance!"

Saturday we saw people celebrating in the streets. We saw Biden behaving like a leader and we saw Trump go golfing. People who were told "Fuck Your Feelings" for 4 years, talked shit, taunted those that had taunted them, or were just happy and expressed relief. What happened? Those on the right that called the left "Snowflakes" protested outside of counting stations in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania. There was a bomb threat in Philly. They screamed to stop counting votes in some places and screamed to keep counting votes in others.

I never thought I would see a day when American citizens would chant and scream to stop counting votes. That is how brain washed Trumpers are. They are willing to throw democratic elections right out the fucking window. Yet if a Democrat spewed the lies and bullshit Trump has about the election, these clowns would storm the place ready to kidnap and kill whoever those Democrats. So why the fuck should I care about their feelings?

The vast majority of Republican leadership has gone along with Trump's baseless lies about mass voter fraud. The talking heads on TV are saying they are just trying to smooth this out and let Trump have time to process his feelings, to accept the election results. FUCK HIS FEELINGS! This isn't little league. Not only is he a grown ass man, (clearly not mentally) but he is the acting President of the United States. We don't have time for feelings. You golfed, had a cry, now grow the fuck up, take your loss and do what is right. Feelings? This mother fucker has never once cared about the feelings of you, me, any Democrats, or for our fallen soldiers that her has referred to as "Losers" and "suckers." He has not cared about the feelings of the families of the 240,000 dead Americans from COVID. He has not cared about the feelings of the overwhelmed and overworked doctors and nurses who have never taken a day of from trying to clean up his COVID mess, which is spiraling out of control again.

Republican leadership, like McConnell, Cruz, that cocksucker Graham...Yeah, we know you love the cock in your mouth Graham! These fuckers keep supporting Trump's lies of voter fraud, yet they completely accept their victories. McConnell and Graham had sound victories in their races...Why the fuck would some grand conspiracy not take you two lying crooks out too? I'll tell you why, because there wasn't on. Plenty of Republicans, maybe some Dems voted for you and Voted for Biden. That's why Biden was the nominee, he was the only Dem (in my opinion) who could pull some solid Republican votes his way.

This happened in on of Trump's idiotic court cases yesterday in PA.


There was no Fraud! 

But wait...

Allegheny County PA has found 1, yes 1 case of “voter fraud.” A woman voted by mail before she died. So apparently if you die before Election Day it doesn’t count. Her vote was cast for Donald Trump! Thank you for getting rid of that poor woman’s vote, I like running up the score! You know why I like running up the score? "FUCK YOUR FEELINGS!" that's why!

Trump's fraud bullshit isn't just being spewed by him and his idiot sons, whore wife and daughter, crooked con-in-law, and GOP dipshits like Cruz, Graham, Rubio and Secretary of State Pompeo, RNC leadership, his blonde bimbo Press Secretary. Half of FOX News has helped fuel this bullshit, along with far-right websites. You see, the far-right doesn't believe in real democracy anymore. They only believe in what they are told to believe and they are very close to slipping up and verbally admitting they are all for an authoritarian, Trump lead government. So, why would a patriotic American like myself give a fuck about their feelings? I don't!

I found myself bashing Megyn Kelly for a couple days as she also spewed Trump's rhetoric, and while doing so scolded people for celebrating and not caring about Trump supporter's feelings. Bitch! Trumpers never cared about anyone else's feelings. FUCK THEIR FEELING! Kelly, you'll remember had no problem begging for everyone to care about her feelings and not care and not Trump's when Trump was mean towards her. And she wanted everyone to not care about Roger Ailes feelings, but hers after we learned he was a pig. Funny, seems like not only did she really like having Ailes, gross, fat, old limp dick pushed in her, but she clearly liked having Trump's orange jizz running out of her wherever. So, Megyn Kelly, 'FUCK YOUR FEELINGS!"




There is no widespread voter fraud. There is no proof of these asshole claims. Multiple Independent reviews have also found these claims to be false. Trump's cases have been repeatedly thrown out of court. The courts don't care about your feelings either.

I find it sad that we have so many of these people that call themselves leaders, but they all act like cunts. It's time fuck your feelings and swallow your pride.

Otherwise you are an enemy of this country.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Day After

 



It is the day after the election here in the United States and we don't know who won yet. As stressful and annoying that is, it's okay. I want every single person who voted, to have their vote counted, unlike the sitting President who last night said he wanted the counting to stop. 5 Pennsylvania Republicans also filed a lawsuit trying to stop the counting of provisional ballots. I don't understand how a party that always beats it's chest talking about our greatness and how we are example of Democracy for the world, is trying to silence/void people's votes.

I guess it all falls in-line with the Republican HYPOCRISY  I have posted about MULTIPLE  times. I won't put in all the links, just scroll, you'll find them.

There is a something that popped in my head yesterday that I tweeted out and I stand by it. If the Democratic Party would have run Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for President, he would have won in an epic landslide. The landslide so many of us wanted. That's how fucked up this country is. That's how fucked up politicians are. People don't like or respect them (generally speaking) anymore. We have a "Reality Tv" star/conman as our President, and he would have been smoked by a professional wrestler/actor. This is where we are.

I'm truly baffled by the number of people that voted for Trump. What are they voting for?  This Orange, jackass who has LITERALLY LIED PUBLICLY EVERY SINGLE DAY. This is a man who has supported White Supremacists, Domestic Terrorists, Lied about how bad COVID was going to be. (It's on tape) Continues to lie about how bad COVID is. We are over 230,000 dead Americans. Over 1,000 died yesterday. He had children taken from their parents and locked in cages and now we have over 500 kids who's parents we can't find. So those immigrants/refugees so many of you didn't want here. They're here and your tax dollars are paying for them. So what is it that you are voting for? You voted for a lying, racist, conman, who supports the idea of domestic terrorists kidnapping a Governor. WHY? Please explain why? And you are not allowed to say because of the economy. 1. The economy is shit. 

2. Analysis of economic performance since World War II under Democratic versus Republican presidents shows that the claims that Republicans are better at managing the economy are FALSE. Data has shown that the economy has performed much better during Democratic administrations...Economic growth, job creation and industrial production all have been stronger.

So why? 

Talking heads keep hyping up the highest voter turnout ever and Biden winning the highest popular vote ever. Yeah, so? Idiotically we don't count popular vote. Also, While Biden has gotten the most votes ever, Trump is number two on that list. that's sad and frightening.


Let's talk about Polls. Can we all agree that Polls are stupid. They are religiously wrong. Pollsters don't look at a big enough sample and oh yeah, people fucking lie. Stop listening to Polls. Stop doing Polls because it doesn't matter what media group, news outlet, or independent agency is doing them, they are all bullshit.

 

As for the election process, the stats that came out today that key battleground areas had their postal service processing production slowdown from 95% to between 61% and 82%. And then there is this...


That's a lot of missing ballots. I say this as not just as a Democrat but as an American, all these missing ballots deserve to be counted and the fact that they are missing gives both campaigns reason to bitch. Mail-in voting has greatly leaned towards Biden and he should contest every state with missing ballots, including those he has won. This is an election where a padded lead matters. Remember we are living in a "Reality TV" presidency and optics matter.

It's 2020 and the country that brags that it is the pillar of democracy can't seem to figure out how to do fair and unfucked with elections.

In the end, nothing changes at all. No matter who actually gets to 270, nothing changes with the Congress. Two sides dug in so hard that they refuse to work together and refuse to work for the people. Yes, this election shows Dems making inroads with the people of Texas, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, but also showed Republican support increasing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Michigan and other places. It seems that that party lines mean more than issues. It means more than 230,000 dead fellow Americans. It seems the country is more divided, and unwilling to try to come together.

 While there was huge voter turnout, races (not just presidential) are very tight. I see this as a chance for a third party to step up and try to reach from both sides and bring people together. I don't want to say make compromises, but building on the things "we" can agree on instead of what we don't.

But somehow, the two parties will come together to crush any hope of that.

America is broken as fuck.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Election Day Message to the Hypocritical Trumpers

 


Honestly, I could just leave it with that, but I just thought I would share a few more things. A month and a half ago I did a post the MEME NATION we have become and I thought I'd take that road again.

My one brother got suspended for 30 days on Facebook for pointing out irony and the hypocrisy of Republicans. this is what he posted.






Funny how Republicans and Trumpers love to call people "Snowflakes" yet they are the ones always crying foul and reporting people's posts that hurt their feelings.

Speaking of "Snowflakes"



About these hypocritical Trumpers blocking traffic and intimidating people...



That's right, only people that agree with them are allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights. #CUNTS

There was a video that broke tonight on Twitter, of a large group of Trumpers who chased a 20 year old who had a Black Lives Matter flag on her car. They ripped it from her car followed her, surrounded her in a parking lot. Then men and women threatened her, one man approaching her, armed with multiple guns, challenging her to come at him. When police arrived, they let all the Trumpers leave and treated this young lady as if she was the criminal.


Johnny Patriot, your Thin Blue Line, Blue Lives Matter, racist fucking flag breaks Flag Code. You're no Patriot!

How about some more Republican hypocrisy!?! The Pro-Life party that is riding along with Trump as he says COVID is not a big and it's going away, while 230,000 Americans have died and cases are spiking in 42 states. Or the fact that they are okay with ripping kids from their parents and locking them in cages.



And aren't the Republicans that always say they're the fiscally responsible party. We have a local race here in PA, that is driving me nuts. Here’s an idea, how about we outlaw these idiotic election fliers and ads I get every day in the mail. That way the postal system won’t be as bogged down with useless, nonsense mail and maybe we save some trees. Republican, Dan Laughlin, I don’t need a flier every single day for the last 3 months. The amount of money your campaign has wasted on shit that literally gets thrown in the garbage daily, is astonishing!

Doesn’t come across as very fiscally conservative or intelligent!

But that falls in-line with the Republican hypocrisy.



To be fair, I’m not a huge fan of Laughlin's opponent Julie Slomski either. They both have lame attack ads. He his a Republican attacked for voting like a Republican 97% of the time. How Shocking! (Sarcasm)
She is attacked for accepting her salary at her job. Holy shit! She got paid! Oh the humanity! (More sarcasm)

Well shit, how about we try to end this with a positive.



Oh, and don't forget to vote. Fuck Trump's bullshit and lies. #AllVotesMatter




Sunday, November 1, 2020

Monday Moaning : Answering Some Questions


 

My longtime friend, blogger and former partner in YGS, B.O.B. posted a blog Sunday posing questions about PREPARING FOR A BIDEN WIN. We don't always agree on politics, and he openly seems to hate both parties on a pretty equal level. But we are able to have a back and forth with each other that many can't. Hell, I can't do it with most people. But we get that there are plenty of things that we agree on, and we can understand each other's view when we do disagree. So I posted in the comment section of his blog not realizing I blew way past the character limit for my reply. So I said screw it, make it this week's Monday Moaning. So click that link above for his blog and see his questions and ranting, then come back and checkout my response.

If Biden wins' who is running the country? Well, technically it is not just the job of the President but it is suppose to be shared duties with the congress...But we all forgot that long ago. Biden will be running it but I assume he will actually take the counsel of his staff and cabinet which is something that Trump is portrayed as not doing. The Squad does not have the power social media leads people to believe. The Democratic establishment in Congress  tries to hold them back a great deal, because the Democratic establishment is not that different from the Republican establishment in Congress. All those lifers cast a great spotlight on why we need term limits.

The Electoral College should be done away with no matter who wins...It should have been done away with ages ago...It invalidates people's votes...Say you, in California vote Republican, but this system says 'well more people in California voted Democrat, so all of our votes go to the Democrats...It's idiotic and I don't understand why it has lasted so long. We all have love to talk about how great democracy is, but this system is fundamentally not democratic. It should have and should always be a straight popular vote...No matter who wins, no matter what party is in power, that shit should be wiped out, and term limits installed.

The "not my President" thing...Listen, you know, I hate Trump. I never said that chant, and I will always root for the President to do well and good for the country. We he shows he's not doing that, I will be vocal and speak out, but that phrase is silly. I didn't like Bush (#2) but respected some of what he did and respected the office. I liked Obama, but there are things I disagreed with and actually looked at Romney instead of just blowing it off and saying 'I'm democrat I'm voting democrat.' 

You will go to Twitter jail...They really don't like speaking truth to power. It's also odd how politicians and media cans spew bullshit, lies, hate, division, but a regular guy calls them on it, or calls them an asshole (or worse) and they shut you down.

Pelosi and Schumer need to exit with McConnell and Graham and a mountain of others from both sides of the aisle. The National retirement age is 67, so why aren't these old ass, over 70 year olds being forced out.

I don't care if you say you don't trust Harris and don't care what you say about her. I said that didn't trust her and there were things I don't like about her during the primaries. Everyone somehow forgot how Tulsi Gabbard shredded her and put some facts and history out there during the primary debates and the next week Harris dropped out. 

People will make fun of Biden's gaffs...You sure can. SNL already has been for a month.

I never understood calling protesters or people who speak up for what they believe in "Snowflakes." By that same logic, I would be calling Trump or some of his supporters "Snowflakes" every time they complain. Should I have called him a "Snowflake" after he complained about the 60 minutes interview? I didn't. I called him other things. LOL! There is nothing more patriotic or American than protesting or speaking up for what you believe in and we shouldn't be belittling them for it or threatening them for it. I hate the Klan and Neo Nazis and Confederate flag wavers, but I never took a crew of armed friends to any of their rallies.

Last I saw from the FBI Joe Biden didn't do anything illegal with the Ukraine so I don't know why you played that card. 

An issue I have with this post is, "If a state votes for Trump, are all the people in that state deplorables?"  You are saying this as if us on the left is doing this crap. When in actuality this is the type of thing Trump himself has harped on. Saying he "won't give COVID funding to Blue states"...Trashing states with "Blue" governors and ignoring "Red" Governors who have fucked up. He has trashed my governor (Blue) for not opening up the state and not having kids go back to school...Except we did reopen. We had a high school football season. We did send kids back to schools, our governor just left it up to individual districts as to how they wanted to go back or open up the schools. My kids district gave the parents 3 options to choose from. We opened businesses slowly starting at 25% capacity and them 50%. Guess what has happened by the way? cases are spiking like crazy The last 5 days we have had our 5 highest new case totals. 

Ohio's governor (red) was one of the very first to shut down and he locked shit down hard there and they didn't go back to in person school until 2 weeks ago and Trump didn't trash him at all. BTW, many districts in Ohio went back to 100% virtual after a couple weeks back.

I know you are good man, and a busy man, but I think there are some things that have gotten past you.

Who you pray for is entirely up to you.

In 2016, I was furious...With both parties for the candidates they gave us. I hated both of them, Clinton and Trump. I was disappointed in our system and our choices. I understood why people went with Trump, even though I didn't agree with them. But after the last 4 years and now this late push to try to invalidate votes, I can't be quiet and not try to point out the flaws in the idea of giving Trump 4 more years.

 I'm voting for Biden to stop the madness our country has been in. To pump the brakes and try and get things back on track. He is not the guy I want but he's guy with a proven track record of working with both sides of the aisle and he's more level headed and can listen to reason. He also believes in science. 

You talked about Biden being Imbecilic and at another point who'd be running the country. I ask you, who has been for the last 4 years? Trump is in way over his head and cares more about twitter and rally sizes then doing any good for the country.

There is a book I read called "The Toddler in Chief"...The DC and military and intelligence establishment were all concerned about Trump as President. Especially when they saw how he blew off briefings and just babbled cluelessly and nonsensically about things, but they felt we would get through because there were plenty of "Adults in the room" to guide him. Then he started firing them or forcing them out. 

This is the type of President we have and that is a bad and scary thing. What bothers me the most are 3 things. 

1. The constant lying and just straight up, making shit up. Today, he said Biden is controlled by Fidel Castro. Castro who has been dead for 4 years.

 2. Ripping kids away from their parents and putting them in cages and now over 500 kids are without parents...And guess what, they are completely being supported by taxpayers, so what the hell did this all accomplish? We are a country built on people seeking a better life, free of Persecution, only to stop people coming here seeking a better life free of persecution and locking their kids in cages. That's not who we say we are...I guess we're full of shit. 

And 3. his lying and stupidity about COVID. 230,000 deaths and still counting. Many of those could have been prevented.

I love you and wish you and the family well. Again, I'm glad we can go back and forth on topics like this. Wish the DC dolts could be more like us, because God knows they won't let us in there. 


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Just Another Barstool Hit-Piece


Yeah, gotcha with a nice piece of eye candy...

Barstool Sports' newly demoted, former Editor In Chief loves to brag about the hits and pageviews he racked up. Easy thing to do when you post "the Smoke-Show of the Day," twice a day KMarko. I know the book on eye candy drawing traffic Keith. I wrote that bitch back in 2007.

I don't like Barstool's KMarko because he's a douchebag. Also, for years he blew me off. I won't deny it, while I was co-owner/operator and writer at YouGabSports.com I had applied to Barstool a few times. I knew I was no journalist but wanted to get wider readership of my shit. I drew good numbers at YGS as well as when I was at the Sporting News Blogging Community. But he blew me off. I even submitted for a writing gig again in the last year. Heard nothing. I started tweeting posts at Barstool staff to try and get it in front of their eyes and maybe get lucky. Does this sound bitter? It sounds bitter. 

Yeah, it bummed me out. One of the reasons is because I feel the crap I write is better than most of the stuff they post there now. You see Barstool's best writers, don't write that often anymore. They have followed the times and do more video content, radio (Sirius/XM) and podcasts. I don't blame them, they have some of the best podcasts out there. KFC Radio, Zero Blog Thirty, Pardon My Take, The Token CEO, They're all excellent. Call Her Daddy kills it too, it's not really my thing, but I respect it. 

Barstool has expanded and dabbles in so many worlds now. In the early days it was blogs about sports, shit talking, maybe some wacky shit that happened in the news and tits and ass. Now they have radio, podcasts, people playing video games on Twitch, multiple gambling shows, a gambling app. They have a show now completely about "The Bachelor"...You can watch Barstool staff watch "The Bachelor" and then do a show about it afterwards. WTF!?!

I never expected Barstool to stay what it was, but I hate that the blogging is an after thought. Some people still like to read and use their brain as opposed to listening/watching a podcast pontificate or you know, watch people watch TV. I don't call myself a "Stoolie" and don't get on reddit and don't run my day around Barstool content. (yes there are people that do that) 

I have some merch, from the specific shows I support like KFC, ZBT and PMT...I use to check the site at least once a day. I use to watch Dave Portnoy's Pizza reviews. I don't anymore. I use to like his douchey "brick by brick," man of the people schtick. But now it's become I'm a rich douchebag schtick. Portnoy is the man that created Barstool and he really did build it "brick by brick" and worked his ass off for everything for years. I respect that. But he just seems like a douchebag now.

My growing dislike started before his Trump interview, but that pushed it over the top. Portnoy has always prided himself on Barstool not getting into politics and made it clear to the company that those are waters he did not want them going into. So much so, that Big Cat (Dan Katz, One of the top dogs there) turned down having Joe Biden on his show Pardon My Take. Then behind his back, going against what he's always said Portnoy does an Interview with Trump. 

Let's be clear, this "interview" was a campaign ad to try and grab some younger voters. It was exactly the type of interview Trump loves. No "tough questions" like 60 Minutes. Why the hell would the President of the United States have to answer tough questions?

If you missed it, I give you a quick recap. Portnoy kissed Trump's ass, then started stroking himself...Trump replied by stroking himself, then stroking Portnoy...Portnoy tongued Trump's balls while stroking him, then stroked himself some more...Trump replied by stroking himself while fingering Portnoy's ass...Eventually they blew each other, Trump finished and Portnoy had to finish himself off.

Portnoy defended himself talking about how no one would turn down interviewing the President. He acted as if he didn't toss up softballs. He didn't like the criticism that he did no follow-up questions, trying to fall back on while they are a huge media company, they aren't journalists...He denied that this was all purely a campaign ad.

This whole thing pissed me off. I now ignore all Portnoy content. Like I said it was getting annoyingly douchey anyway. But I find myself checking out less and less Barstool content, outside of KFC, ZBT and PMT. 

Why? 

I often didn't use the Barstool site to checkout some content because I'd be checking it out the next day or hours later. It was easier to find on their YouTube page. Example, The Barstool Rundown. Now, with all Barstool content on YouTube, I am getting hit with Trump ads. this isn't some dumb-ass YouTube algorithm. I've been signed-in to my YouTube account for 15 years. If they had an algorithm they were gearing towards me it would be all ads with sexy women in stockings, beer, chef knives and guitars. When Portnoy did that "Interview" with Trump, Barstool got into bed with the Trump campaign. 

I can't and won't support something or someone who supports a criminal fuck like Trump, who has now let 230,000 Americans die because of his lies. And that number keeps growing every day.

#WakeUpAmerica

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday Moaning 10-26-20

 


Have I got your attention?


How about now? Good...

One of the great things about social media is communicating with people from other places...Not just me in Pennsylvania shooting the shit with a friend in Texas...But seeing other cultures and news from around the world...Lets be honest, our media cover the United States first and foremost...It has to be something massive, or epically tragic for them to to look past oceans...And we all know #1 thing covered here is politics...It's not news anymore, it's fucking reality TV....

We are so wrapped up in our side and our country and what's going on here, we are clueless that much of the world is also at it's breaking point...Yes, there is nothing wrong with carrying about our country...I am in no way going to stop screaming about Trump and I am not going to stop fighting for equality for all in this country...But I'll be honest, I had no idea what was going on all over the world...I knew bits and pieces, but had no idea how big it was until a post from a you woman in Poland...

These are pics from just outside her apartment...





Every night there are protests in the streets...Protests against the government...Because of her post I started looking at what's going on...There is madness is so many places....Frustration and disenfranchised people everywhere...JUST LOOK...


All those dots are places with active protests...All of these protests are political protests...The main reasons are, policy, economic and corruption...Sounds frighteningly familiar...

Here in the United States it’s nuts and there's lots of division...But people are trying to unite us and open the eyes of others who don’t get it...And clearly people around the world are trying to do this...

COVID has only made it worse, but if we can get people to think not just of themselves, but everyone...not just in individual countries either...we are all on this same planet together and my actions don’t just impact my neighborhood, city, state, country...They impact your country, and Canada, Australia, England, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Brazil, France and so on...I believe we, as a world will battle through these times and come out of it with a better world...We will have sadly lost too many fellow humans, but a brighter future will honor them...

We sure as shit know Trump won't...What did he say about those dead from COVID? Oh, that's right, "It is what it is"...#WakeUpAmerica

Keep fighting world.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

So, You want to Talk About Socialism

 


A now former “friend” posted some dumb shit on Facebook...A video of some crooked Republican politician, preaching the word about how evil socialism is...And if "we allow these liberals to be elected, they are going to take us into their socialist utopia, that will kill America."....I'm not sharing this dumb fucks video...fuck him, not giving him the pageviews...This now former friend by the way, has a a job, that is 100% paid for by taxpayers...

So you want to talk about the evils of socialism...funny since tax dollars pay your salary and insurance, and your retirement...let’s talk socialism...
Socialism is taxpayer funds being used collectively to benefit society as a whole, despite income, contribution or ability....
Socialism, which we are often told to fear, is responsible for all this...

1. The Military/Defense - The United States military is the largest and most funded socialist program in the world. It operates thanks to our taxpayer dollars and protects the country as a whole. From the richest citizens to the homeless who sleep under the bridge. We are all protected by our military whether we pay taxes or not. This is complete socialism.
2. Highways/Roads - Those roads and highways you drive on every single day are completely taxpayer funded. Your tax dollars are used to maintain, expand, and preserve our highways and roads for every one's use. President Eisenhower was inspired by Germany's autobahn and implemented the idea right here in America. That's right, a republican president created our taxpayer funded, national highway system. This was a different time, before the republican party came down with a vicious case of rabies that never went away.
3. Public Libraries - Yes. That place where you go to check out books from conservative authors telling you how horrible socialism is, is in fact socialism. Libraries are taxpayer funded. You pay a few bucks to get a library card and you can read books for free for the rest of your life.
4. Police - Ever had a situation where you had to call the police? Then you have used a taxpayer funded socialist program. Anyone can call the police whether they pay taxes or not. They are there to protect and serve the community, not individuals. This is complete socialism on a state level, but still socialism all the same. Would you rather have to swipe your credit card before the police will help you?
5. Fire Dept.- Hopefully you have never had a fire in your home. But if you have, you probably called your local taxpayer-funded fire department to put the fire out. Like police, this is state socialism. You tax dollars are used to rescue your entire community in case of a fire. It use to be set up where you would pay a fee every month to the fire dept. for their service. If you didn't pay, they let your house burn down. Sadly, a man from Tennessee had this exact situation happen to him in 2011 because he didn't pay his $75.00 fee. I guess that small town in Tennessee would rather let people's houses burn down that resort to evil socialism. So don't take for granted the fact that you have a 24/7 fire dept. to put out your burning home thanks to socialism.
6. Postal Service - Like having mail delivered directly to your front door and paying next to nothing to send mail anywhere you want? Well it's all made possible by socialism.
7. Student Loans and Grants - Did you go to College? If you did, you family might not have been rich enough to pay your way through. So you got your education anyway through student loans and grants from the federal government at taxpayer expense. Of course you have to pay back the loans, but if not the government, did you know anyone else who was going to lend you tens of thousands of dollars? Probably not. So the taxpayers lent you the money and you paid it back with slight interest. The government grants you accepted were gifts from the taxpayer and the federal government that you did not have to pay back. Socialism got you through school.
8. Bridges - Along with our highways, our government used your taxpayer dollars to build bridges. This allows the public to travel across rivers without having to sail or swim.
9. Garbage Collection - Like having your garbage collected once a week instead of having to drive it to the landfill yourself? Thank socialism.
10. Public Landfills - Taxpayer dollars are used to have places to dump all of our garbage that is collected by taxpayer funded garbage men.
11. War - That's right! War would not be possible without socialism. Your tax dollars are used to fight wars for your country. This is Big Government at it's biggest. Private companies don't attack other countries, at least not yet. Government is the only entity in America that can defend us from foreign enemies and our tax dollars are used for every second of it. Socialism has brought down Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Bin Laden. War may very well be the most socialist thing on this list.
12. Farm Subsidies - Our government uses taxpayer funds to pay farmers and businesses to provide their income and keep them growing food for the public.
13. CIA - The Central Intelligence Agency is vital to America's security. The CIA is completely taxpayer funded to protect the public from enemies.
14. FBI - The Federal bureau of investigations is a taxpayer funded government agency.
15. Congressional Health Care - As Republicans in congress warn us of the evils of government-run health care, most of them are covered by taxpayer-funded government-run health care. You literally pay for their health care while they tell you that paying for your neighbors health care through a public option or single-payer system is socialism. They are 100% correct, it is socialism. They're just not telling you that they like their socialist health care, they just don't think you should have it. They are afraid you might like it better than the private insurance you have now that funds their campaigns and gives them money to push what is best for them and not for you. Members of congress are free to opt out of their evil government health care, but most of them don't because deep down, they like socialism too.
16. Polio Vaccine - In the 1950's polio ravaged the United States. Until Dr. Jonas Salk invented a cure, finally ridding America of this terrible disease. Dr. Salk could have sold his vaccine in the free market and made millions and millions of dollars. Instead he gave it to the federal government to begin eradicating polio. He said that he made plenty of money as a scientist and felt it was too important to try and profit from or create a business around.
17. EPA - Republicans hate this taxpayer-funded government program because they have the nerve to tell corporations that they may have to follow environmental rules ad regulations for the greater good of the earth and the people who live on it. But if you don't like breathing mercury, drinking dirty water, and breathing in chemicals, you should like this example of socialism working for the people.
18. Social Security - You pay a tax to help ensure that our grandparents and senior citizens of America have money to live off of when they are retired or too elderly to work. I love hearing rich people bitch about this one because the truth is that they do not pay a social security tax, like most payroll taxes. This little piece of socialism helps prevent our senior citizens from sinking into poverty and starving to death.
19. Museums - Many museums are privately owned by organizations and groups, but many are also taxpayer-funded state, national, and federal museums.
20. Public Schools - Can't afford to send your children to an expensive private school? Thanks to socialism and government, you child can still get an education. Public education has been under attack for decades in this country by the radical right because public schools don't teach Christianity to your children and it enables people like Barack Obama to work hard, gain scholarships, and eventually become President of the United States.
21. Jail/Prison System - Many murders and criminals are behind bars right now and not out on the streets because of our taxpayer-funded, federal and state run jails and prisons. Taxpayer money is collected and used to help protect all of society from murders, molesters, rapist, etc. I know there's a lot of disagreement and controversy about how to handle our prison system, but I think we can all agree that serial killers should not be freed into society. There are also many private prisons in the United States. However, they have a higher escape rate than their socialist counterpart. Besides, don't you see the bad incentives in having a private prison system that profits from having people in prison? Since a business's top goal is to make more money than the year before, the only feasible agenda would be to get everyone in prison.

22. Corporate/Business Subsidies - This is the type of socialism that is acceptable in the Republican party. You tax dollars are given to big corporations to do things they should be doing anyway out of morals and ethics. Like not sending jobs overseas and hiring people. Wouldn't you like a nice big check just for not breaking the law? To be fair though, many businesses do earn their subsidies by advancing green technology and practice, donating to charity, helping communities, etc. They aren't all bad. People just get mad when big billionaire oil companies get billions of their taxpayer dollars while they're paying $4 at the pump. For the corporations that don't earn their subsidies other than donating to their very own political party, it's merely welfare. Though however you look at it, it is socialism.

23. Veteran's (VA) Health Care - Our soldiers bravely go to foreign countries and risk their lives at the request of their government and the American people. For those who survive, we as a country feel committed and obligated to ensure that they have everything they need for the rest of their lives for their service to us in which we could never fully repay. So we the taxpayers fund their health care in a government-run single-payer system for veterans. Many soldiers return with mental and/or physical health issues that would cost them thousands in a private health care plan. Socialism funds the military, the overall war, and also takes care of our troops when they return home.
24. Public Parks - Like going to the park on a sunny day? Just being able to walk right in, or at the worse pay a small fee? This is once again the work of socialism. If it were private, it wouldn't be a park, it would be someone's back yard. That small or non-existent fee will turn into a $15 fee faster than you can say "No Trespassing".
25. All Elected Government Officials - From the Supreme Court, to the President of the United States and all the way down to the County Dog Catcher, taxpayers pay their salary and provide the funding for them to do their job. We pay for every aspect of their job. So in a sense, I guess you could say our whole country is run on socialism.
26. Food Stamps - Republicans fill with bitter contempt knowing that our government at the expense of the taxpayer is giving poor people money to buy food they couldn't otherwise afford. This, like welfare, is what the right thinks socialism is all about, along with mass murder. However, just like corporate welfare, welfare is socialism. I'll just end this one with a quick story. I have been down and out in periods of my life and sought assistance via food stamps. Even though I was what anyone would consider poor, I was not poor enough to get food stamps. Which means people who do get them, must really, really need them. As far as my personal experience, they weren't thrown around like candy the way the right would have you believe.
27. Sewer System - Do you like having a sewer system to remove waste and prevent pollution and disease from seeping into our environment? Thank the taxpayers of America and the socialist system it operates in.
28. Medicare - Medicare is one of the most liked socialist programs in America. Most of us don't mind paying taxes to provide our senior citizens with health care and hope the next generation will do the same for us. If you don't believe me, just look at almost any poll. Most seniors would not be able to afford private health care. So this form of socialism is a life saver for this nation's grandparents and senior citizens.
29. Court System - Whether it's the murder trial of the century or a case in a small claims court, the taxpayers of America fully fund our courts and legal process. You may pay for your own lawyer, but the courtroom, judge, and jury is paid for through socialist means.
30. Bird Flu Vaccine - You don't have bird flu right now and probably aren't worried about it because our federal government used taxpayer funds to pump vaccines all over America.
31. G.I. Bill - The G.I. bill allows veterans to pursue an education by using taxpayer dollars to help them pay for most of their schooling. It also helps them with loans, savings, and unemployment benefits.
32. Hoover Dam - Remember when our country use to build things? Our government built the Hoover Dam using taxpayer funds. It is now a vital source of power for the west coast.
33. State/City Zoos - American families have been going to the zoo for generations. A place where kids and adults can have fun seeing creatures and animals from all over the world and learn at the same time. Many zoos are ran by the state and/or city, using taxpayer funds to operate and even bring the animals to the zoo.
34. IRS - I know, the IRS is about as popular and well liked in America as a hemorrhoid, but think about it. The IRS is the reason that we have anything. The IRS collects taxpayer funds for the federal government. The government then dispenses these funds to our military, states, and social programs. If there is no one collecting taxes, no one will pay them. If no one pays taxes, our country shuts down. Without money to operate, nothing operates. This may sound like a good thing to some radical republicans, but for those of us with sense, we know this means anarchy in the USA. The IRS gets a bad rap because if you don't pay your taxes or owe them money, they can be ruthless. Like everything else, the IRS is not perfect, but without them we literally have no country or no means to run it.
35. Free Lunch Program - Some children are living in poverty by no fault of their own. I'm not saying it is even their parents fault, but you surely cannot blame a child for the situation they are born into. In most if not all states, there are programs where children who live in poor households can receive school lunch for free. The taxpayers of the state pay for this. Sounds like socialism to me, and also the moral and Christian thing to do.
36. The Pentagon - Our defense system in America is a socialist system from top to bottom. We as taxpayers fund the pentagon completely.
37. Medicaid - Our government uses taxpayer funds to provide health care for low-income people. Republicans, the compassionate Christians that they are, absolutely hate this program. What they fail to understand is that when people can't afford to pay their outrageous medical bills, they don't. This bill does not disappear. The loss that the insurance company, doctor's office, or hospital takes gets passed down to everyone else. So covering people and giving them a low-income option reduces costs for them and everyone else. This is the main argument behind a health care mandate. It's not to force you to buy health care out of cruelty. If everyone is covered, costs drop for everyone. If you have no compassion for the uninsured, you can at least understand the rational in a selfish sense.
38. FDA - The Food and Drug Administration is far from perfect. It is infested with corporate corruption and they have been wrong many, many times. Countless times they have approved things that they later have to apologize for and have banned things that would have helped people. However, they have also stopped many harmful foods and products from being sold to the public and protect us everyday from poisons being disguised as products. While not perfect, they are needed to prevent harmful food and drugs from being sold to you and you family. Without them, corporations can send whatever they want to your supermarkets and drug stores without any testing or evaluation. I don't mind my taxes going towards a middle man to inspect the safety of the products we are being sold everyday.
39. Health Care for 9/11 Rescue Workers - After beating back GOP obstruction, Democrats finally passed a bill last year to allow government to help 9/11 rescue worker's with their health care after many came down with horrible lung diseases from the toxins they breathed in rescuing people from smoldering buildings. These brave citizens risked their lives and health to help complete strangers. They deserve more, but covering their health care is a good start.
40. Swine Flu Vaccine - Do you have swine flu right now? Then thank government and the socialist structure.
41. Disability Insurance (SSDI) - For those who are disabled and cannot work, our government provides an income for them via taxpayer dollars as opposed to the other option of letting them starve to death.
42. Town/State Run Beaches - Like going to the beach? Like it when the beach is clean and safe? Like having lifeguards on staff in case of an emergency? Then once again, thank the taxpayers and the socialist structure that makes it all possible.
43. Corporate Bailouts/Welfare - The whole point of this post is to prove that we ALL use, benefit from, and like socialism. This example is a form of socialism that the republicans not only like, but fight tooth and nail for. They don't like it when socialism is used for working/poor people, but when it's for millionaires and their corporate donors, socialism becomes as American as apple pie. The middle/working class who are the majority of taxpayers pay for welfare for corporations and people who have more money than all of us combined. When our government bails out a bank or gives a subsidy to a billion dollar corporation, you are paying for it.
44. State Construction - Ever see those construction workers in your town fixing potholes, erecting buildings, repaving highways and roads, and fixing things all over town? They themselves and the work they do is taxpayer-funded state socialism.
45. Unemployment Insurance - All your working life, you pay payroll taxes. Some of these taxes go toward a program that temporarily provides for people who lost their jobs until they can find another one. You pay for others, others pay for you. Especially these days, you never know when you might lose your job. You may need temporary assistance until you get back on your feet. The government recognizes this. UI also keeps the economy moving in times of recession because people still have some money in their pockets to buy goods and promote demand.
46. City/Metro Buses - If you lack transportation, you can catch a city bus. Taxpayer funds and the fee you pay to take the bus make it possible for millions of people to go to work.
47. WIC - WIC is a federally funded program to assist women, infants, and children. WIC helps low-income families by providing funding for nutrition, education, and health care for children.
48. State Snow Removal - Even though sometimes it may take them longer than you like to get to your street, do you like having snow plow service to clear our roads and highways in the winter? This is a state socialist taxpayer-funded service.
49. PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - PBS operates on donations and government funding. The provide non-partisan news and information to the public. They are the home of Sesame Street, Masterpiece Theater, and The Antiques Roadshow. Surveys show that they are literally the most trusted name in news. I wonder how Fox feels about that?
50. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC helps promote and enact the health and safety of the public along with helping to prevent and control illness and disease. The CDC is a government program that operates on taxpayer funding.
51. Welfare - Is there anything the republicans hate more? Of course I'm talking about the welfare that goes to poor people. Corporate welfare is not only accepted in the republican Kabul, but it's mandatory that we give our tax dollars to billionaires and not question the logic of it. Though if you look at it realistically and not through the red scare glasses in which the right sees the world, welfare helps the economy. As I've said many times, when poor people have money in their pocket, they buy things made and sold by companies. This creates a demand. To keep up with demand, businesses must hire to keep up. If you yanked everyone who is on welfare off of it tomorrow, the economy would take a blow and lose jobs due to the down tick in consumer demand because we just took what little money they had away.

52. Public Street Lighting - Like being able to see at night when you walk or drive? Thank Socialism.
53. FEMA - If Disaster strikes, FEMA is there to help pick up the pieces. As a part of homeland security and an agency of the federal government, they use taxpayer dollars to help cities, states, and towns recover and rebuild. I don't know to many private companies that could assist in disaster relief and ask nothing in return. Thank God for socialism.

54. Public Defenders - Ever been in trouble and couldn't afford a lawyer? Well the taxpayers and the government make sure you still get representation.
55. S-CHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) - S-CHIP is a program that matches funds to states for health insurance for children in families that cannot afford insurance but make too much to qualify for Medicaid. Your tax dollars go towards covering uninsured children, is that so wrong?
56. Amtrak - Amtrak transports tens of millions of passengers a year in 46 states and three Canadian Providences. It is owned by the federal government and your tax dollars are used to fund it. All aboard!!
57. NPR - National Public Radio operates on private and federal funding along with public donations. NPR has been one of the most trusted news sources in America for over 40 years.
58. The Department of Homeland Security - Created after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, this heavily federally funded department of the U.S. government helps protect us from future terrorist attacks. This is the third largest department within the United States government.
59. OSHA - Do you have a safe and healthy workplace that provides training, outreach, education, and assistance? Thank OSHA! Brought to you by the taxpayers of America and socialism.
60. State and National Monuments - The Lincoln Memorial. Mount Rushmore. The D.C. National Mall. All brought to you and maintained with your tax dollars. Socialism is patriotic?
61. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - The USDA enforces regulations on the farming, agriculture, and food industries to ensure food safety, natural resources, and hunger worldwide and in the United States. Your tax dollars are used to help keep what you are eating safe and even feed those who are not eating.
62. Government Scholarships - if you work hard in school and show true potential, our government will give you a scholarship towards college so you can advance your education. Your tax dollars have been used to send future doctors, lawyers, scientists, and even presidents of the United States to college.
63. Department of Health and Human Service - The overall goal of HHS is to promote, implement, and ensure the health of the American people. Your tax dollars are used to do this. Government looking out for the well being of it's people, imagine that!
64. Census Bureau - Every ten years, our government collects data about our people and economy, to better serve and represent us. From the forms that are sent to your home for you to fill out and send back in and to the census worker who shows up and kindly asks you to fill out the form if you don't send it in, all taxpayer funded socialism. The information collected is used to better understand the economic situation and population in your area. Not to enslave you in a FEMA camp.
65. Department of Energy - This taxpayer funded cabinet of the federal government oversees nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, energy conservation, radioactive waste disposal, and energy production. To those of you who care about our environment and would rather not witness a nuclear holocaust might consider this money well spent.
66. Customs and Border Protection - the CBP is the largest law enforcement agency in America. This is big government that republicans actually do like because they don't like Mexicans immigrating to our country like our ancestors did. However, this taxpayer funded, socialist agency of the federal government regulates trade, imports, and immigration.
67. Department of Education - This cabinet of the federal government is actually the smallest. They administer and oversee federal assistance to education. They also collect data and enforce federal laws and regulations involving education. Even though the right thinks that this department is indoctrinating your children, they actually have no control over curriculum or standards.
68. Secret Service - Your tax dollars are used to provide highly-trained, skilled professional bodyguards to protect the President of the United States.
69. Peace Corps - The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the government that helps people outside of the US to understand our culture as well as helping us learn about other cultures. However they are more well known for their work with economic and social development in less-fortunate countries. Sounds very Christian for being a socialist program, huh?
70. Department of Justice - The DOJ is responsible for enforcing the law. Socialism keeps our civilization intact.
71. National Weather Service - Like knowing when a storm, tornado, earthquake, or snow is coming? Socialism makes this possible and available to everyone.
72. The White House - Our taxpayer dollars through a socialist means pays for the house that the president and his family live in during a presidents time in office.
73. Government - Like it or not, our country would not be a country without a government. Every single day, government on state and local levels serve us in ways we simply take for granted. Government as an entity operates and functions on our tax dollars through a socialist structured funding system. From the military down to the county dog catcher, socialism turns the wheels that make our society function.
74. Law - Laws and rules make our democracy possible. Remove these laws and you have sheer anarchy. Laws do not appear out of thin air. To have law, you need a government. You need elected lawmakers to make the laws and a government to implement and enforce them. Socialism is responsible for every law in this country. Without our government and lawmakers which exist thanks to socialism, there would be no laws. So the laws themselves, are enforced and implemented thanks to socialism.
75. Civilization - As an American citizen, you enjoy freedoms that many in other countries do not. Like anything else in this world, our government is not perfect, but you should be thankful everyday that your country has a government that feels an obligation to serve the people and protect their rights and freedoms. This is completely possible because of government, taxes, and socialism. Do you think the private sector would do a better job of governing our country? Do you think corporations would enact laws to help protect and serve you and your family or them and their profits?

The reason you can read this and the reason I can write it is because of the freedoms we have here in America enforced and protected through socialist means. Our entire civilization depends on us being a people united. Socialism is a glue that binds us together and makes possible the things that we could not accomplish as individuals working against each other.
I don't care who you are...
You benefit from at least one or more of these 75 American Government-Run, Taxpayer funded Socialist programs, agencies, and laws.