Thursday, December 31, 2020
Farewell 2020, Hello 2021, More of the Same
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Josh Hawley is a Criminal, Traitor and Asshole
Republican Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri has spoken up and made it clear he has chosen Authoritarianism over Democracy. He has left the Republican Party and is all in with Trumpism.
Hawley announced he will be objecting to the Electoral College confirmation on January 6th. Hawley feels concerns about election integrity need to be heard. To be clear, the Trump Campaign has lost all the recounts. The Trump Campaign, the GOP, Trump supporters have lost at least 60 court cases contesting the election results. The Supreme Court has throw these nonsensical cases out twice. Judges, the majority of them Republican, have repeatedly blasted the legal teams bringing these cases with no proof or legal standing to them. Republican election officials have also shot down the Trumpers baseless claims. It's all bullshit.
But here's Hawley, a known asshole, who's going to grandstand to try and throw out not only the Electoral College vote, but also the Popular vote. He wants to not count the vote of over 82 million Americans and install a Trump Authoritarian rule...Is it that, or is it just grandstanding to gain Trump supporters to help further his, asshole, political career?
I mentioned Hawley being a known asshole. Here's a taste. I wrote this back in July about Hawley in my MONDAY MOANING POST:
"Republican Senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley wrote a letter to the NBA Commissioner criticizing the league for allowing players to wear messages that promote social justice on their jerseys this summer but not allow messages that support law enforcement or are critical of China’s Communist Party....Fuck this guy...Hawley is trying to play the Fox News card of "Shut up and Dribble"...
But then he tweets an image of an email he got from ESPN's #1 basketball reporter, Adrian Wojnarowski...Woj, as he is known, (based off my Twitter research, because I could give two shits about basketball) called out Hawley for his bullshit, and I'll go ahead and say it, ignorant, racist view on shit...Plus Woj acting like he was writing on my blog as he told Hawley to "Fuck Off!"
Just to be clear, Hawley less then a month ago bitched about the evil "cancel culture" but here he is trying to cancel someone for saying what they think...
For real...This guy who is crying that a reporter told him to "fuck off," is a Senator from a state who has a mayor that doxxed Black Lives Matter/Defund the Police protesters...You fuckers seem to be the Anti-American ones...
As for Hawley's state of Missouri, that doesn't even have a fucking NBA team, their COVID cases have doubled in the last month...Maybe start worrying about the people your represent...You don't represent any NBA player...
Oh yeah...Senator Josh Hawley, Fuck off, you fucking fuck!"
But it doesn't end there. Hawley says he's concerned about the integrity of the election. Well in PA we found 3 cases of voter fraud and all were Trump voters. I believe Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick owes my Lt. Governor John Fetterman and the people of PA $3 Million. But Republican voter Fraud doesn't end there. Trump and his Press Secretary both screwed up their MAIL IN BALLOTS. Oh, and then there is Josh Hawley. Joshy-boy has committed voter fraud too. Josh registered and voted under his sister's address in Missouri, a residence that he doesn't live at. As a matter of fact he doesn't have a residence in the state he represents, but he built a nice big home in VIRGINIA.
It's clear, Hawley is another one of those GOP members who act like they are Johnny Red, White and Blue, but just act. If he was the patriot he tries to prop himself up to be he wouldn't stabbing Democracy in the back all in the name of Trumpism. He would be standing up against Trumpism, for Democracy. Josh Hawley is a Criminal, a Traitor and an Asshole.
Josh Hawley, "FUCK OFF!"
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 12)
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 11.)
Christmas Eve! All the gifts are wrapped. We've decorated home baked ornaments. I made a Chewbacca Gingerbread man/Wookie, my son made Sans (from Undertale) gingerbread man. my daughter made a few snowmen and did a handprint and heart.
Buffalo Chicken Dip is in the Crockpot and Hanky-Pankies are prepped for Christmas Eve junk food eating and movie watching fun. If you are asking, Hanky-Pankies are ground meat, sage sausage, sautéed with some herbs and spices, then drain the grease. Mix in Velveeta cheese. Spoon onto party ryes. Freeze them. Then when you want to smash some, heat them up in the oven at 350 degrees for maybe ten minutes. Have a nice Christmas Ale with them. I recommend Lake Erie Brewing Company's Christmas Ale or Troeges Mad Elf Ale.
Honestly, my feeling is Christmas Eve is better than Christmas Day. Yes I love seeing the kids excited and them & my wife happy with their gifts and getting together with family...normally, but not this year. But Christmas Eve has the build up. It's great family time. Christmas wouldn't be nearly as fun if it wasn't for Christmas Eve. And I'm wasting too much time doing this, so lets get to the song.
This is my favorite Christmas song. I think it's the most underrated one out there. It doesn't get nearly enough air-play. Maybe I'm biased because it's from my youth, but this song says what Christmas is about. It's about Love and being with the people we love.
Billy Squier's "Christmas Is a Time to Say I Love You."
Getting In the Mood (vol. 10)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 9)
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 8)
Monday, December 21, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 7)
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 6)
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 5)
Friday, December 18, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 4)
So today I'm feeling another traditional Christmas tune. A true classic. There are many versions but I think the most well known version is due to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Yep, today's song is "Christmas Time is Here."
Thursday, December 17, 2020
My Top 15 Christmas Movies
1. "A Christmas Story" - How could it not be? Not just because I'm from Cleveland and there was a bunch of the movie shot here. It's just a great flick that seems so relatable. No matter what age or generation. My kids love it as much as I do and I love it as much as my Dad does. It takes us back to a better time, where things seemed more pure and innocent, even if they weren't we didn't have 24 hour coverage of everything, with instant everything.
2. "It's a Wonderful Life" - Again, a classic, that takes us back to a better time. (minus how racist the world was then) Also a movie that brought in some religion. I'm not the most religious guy, but these days most TV shows and movies are afraid to mix in any type of religious views. Plus Donna Reed was in my childhood spank bank. I'll admit it, she was an old school smoke-show!
3. "The Santa Clause" -Who knew Tim Allen would make such great Santa. Early on I was in on this movie for the kids, but as time has gone on, it's become one of my and my wife's favorites. (It use to be #9 on this list.)
It's rarely on TV. Normally once or twice during the season, and at least one of those is a odd time slot. It's on my DVR, and the wife bought me a copy a few years ago.
6. "Home Alone" -Maybe this is too high, but it's still fun to watch. The kids love it, and always find time to watch it throughout the year...Not just Christmas time. We all had the little bit inside of us that wished we could get left home alone, and do just what we wanted. Let alone take down a couple of bad guys.
7. "Elf " - When this came out, I didn't expect to like it. I was a little burned out on the whole wacky Will Ferrell thing, but shit he was funny. Lots of laughs, and lots of Christmas spirit and lots of spaghetti with maple syrup!
8. "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original) -Again we journey back in time. Maybe I'm an old soul, because I love these old black and white classics. The movie telling us to believe long before the "Polar Express." Oh, and Maureen O'Hara, another, classic, old school, hottie!
9. "The Santa Clause 2" - Tim Allen back on the list for a second time. Of this trilogy of movies, this one is my wife's favorite. It's a great look at the magic of Santa and Christmas and totally unrealistic, which is great, because reality sucks!
10. "Fatman" - New to this list! Fresh off of Amazon. I thought my wife, our oldest daughter and I were going to watch this as a goof and just pick it apart. I mean Mel Gibson as Santa!?! Then I loved it! It's violent and dark and a whole different spin on Santa. Spoiler Alert: Santa is a bad ass! Seriously, it was a fun watch.
12. "The Family Man" -Nicholas Cage in a "It's a Wonderful Life" reversal of sorts. Douchebag Cage gets a taste of the life he could have had, had his choices not taken him down another path and now what life does he want? Plus Tea Leoni is sexy!
13. "Uncle Nick" - Another new addition to the list, my buddy Hotch turned me onto this a few years ago. As I laughed, I told myself, 'the kids can't see this.' Maybe it's the Clevelander in me, but sometimes dark is good. This is dark Christmas movie. Some call it an anti-Christmas movie. I don't. It just shows a side of Christmas and some people's lives that everyone tries to ignore or hide, especially in the Holiday Season.
That's the list. What's yours like?
Getting In the Mood (vol. 3)
Here we are, day three of this ten day build up to Christmas, with some of my favorite Christmas songs. Our first two days we went non-traditional, but after getting some snow last night, I'm feeling traditional. Oddly, Erie, PA seemed to get the least amount of snow in the state.
So today I'm giving you an old standard but I'm going to post a few versions of it. Why? Because it's one of those classics that has been done different ways and in different styles and they're all good.
The song, "Sleigh Ride."
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Getting In the Mood (vol. 2)
Today, I'm still not feeling super Christmassy. I blew some money at the Hallmark store and hit the liquor store, but I'm not quite there yet. Still haven't gotten my snow either and the news of the day doesn't help. The news every day doesn't help my mood much, but there was something that I just learned that didn't help the mood. Not national or worldwide news, just in my personal orbit about people I care about. Sending love back to a number of people in Cleveland.
Today we are going to do a two-for because they short songs, and fuck it, it's my blog. First, Phoebe Bridgers (featuring Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger : "7 O'clock News/Silent Night"
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Getting In The Mood
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.
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.
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.