I like Darth Vader better than GOP, but who doesn’t?

YES!!  I’m a child, but come on! Fictional villains rank more favorably than flesh-blood politicians …. the only positively perceived, breathing human being is Senator Bernie Sanders (D) – VT….with a ‘+1’.

terminator-5-paramount-start-dateEveryone ranks progressively NEGATIVE , except…Sen. Marco Rubio (R) – FL who is nothing….I meant, rates a ‘zero’. American politicians have a dire image problem, when the savage, mindless-human-eating-shark from Jaws, is more popular. However, I vigorously disagree with Washington Post’s reasoning that ‘Terminator’ grabbed the top spot. True, the robot turned good guy in the series, but arguing Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) – CA played a convincing role as California’s governor? The harrowing status of the ‘Golden State’ after he left office demolishes that comparative. Under his reign, the world’s eighth-largest economy TRIPLED state debt….Definitely not the record of a ‘good guy’, but reminiscent of the dastardly, callous, killing robot from the 1984 film demolishing all in its wake. Not too mention his sordid and numerous trysts.

2016 Popularity – WP: Post-ABC News and Quinnipiac polls

All fun and games aside, the bottom is troubling. Descending the graph, increasing NEGATIVES, reflect the most odious, vile candidates. Their platforms bob like bacteria skimming atop unclean, pool water among many voters’ perceptions. Their irrational pandering and offensive demeanor cajole very few normal people. And no wonder, Voldemort is demonstrably more compassionate than the combined six bottom-dwellers putrefying the GOP and ostensibly contaminating the nation.

Santorum: Another Political Panderer

rick santorumRick Santorum is preparing to run again, as both the champion of the Extreme Religious Right, and blue collar America. The truth is, he’s neither; he is another political panderer.

In a recent appearance on The Dom Giordano Show, Santorum had this to say about the Pope (You know, God’s head honcho here on earth) and his concerns about the care of God’s planet:

“When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, I think the church is probably not as forceful and credible.

The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we’re really good at, which is … theology and morality.”

Pope FrancisYes, they’re sooooooo good at that morality thing. Anyway… If the Pope is not supposed to be a steward of the Earth, then I can’t imagine who the hell should be. And this is a Pope who is a scientist.

As another religious scientist, Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory once put it:

“Doing science is like playing a game with God, playing a puzzle with God. God sets the puzzles and after I can solve one, I can hear him cheering, “Great, that was wonderful, now here’s the next one.” It’s the way I can interact with the Creator.”

In fact, it is Rick Santorum and his fellow phony Christians that have placed politics ahead of their religion. When past Popes agreed with their views they displayed reverence for them. This Pope, more like the God of the Bible and his Son than any before him, is now lectured by those same men because the political and financial stakes are greater. Environmentalism just doesn’t play well with Conservatives.

Like most of the Right’s phony Christians, Santorum plays the religion card when it benefits him, but his real God is political power.

In a 2005 article for the Philadelphia City Paper, Mike Newall wrote:

“… what’s arguably most intriguing about Santorum — is his sanctimonious, almost angry belief that he is absolutely, undeniably right. What people, places and events led him to such blinding self-righteousness?”

In the same article, political analyst Terry Madonna is quoted as saying:

“Too much attention has been spent on Santorum as the cultural ideologue and not enough on his pragmatism and political opportunism. Inside this raging bull of a conservative is a pragmatist for whom getting re-elected always trumps ideology.”

We’re seeing that now of course, as Santorum attempts to pass himself off as a blue-collar champion. But like those in his party, he has nothing but contempt for those not like him, or as he sees it, beneath him. As The Campaign for America’s Future recently pointed out, Rick Santorum:

As Santorum himself  once told a New York Times writer:

“I’ve never read the Bible cover to cover; maybe I should have”

Amen, brother. Amen.

It’s Gun, I Mean Campaign Season

It seems Republicans are kicking the 2016 Campaign season off in typical style. Talking Points Memo reports that Ted Cruz is offering a chance for one lucky donor to go hunting with him; and here’s the best part:

…the background check for the contest may come as a surprise to some of Cruz’s supporters.

It didn’t appear on the entry page for the “Shoot With Cruz” contest when TPM viewed it on Friday or in an email about the contest that the campaign sent to supporters this week. (Sign up before June 10!)

It did appear, however, deep in the fine print for the contest, which was located on a separate page on the site.

Surely Ted doesn’t think that some responsible gun owner might “accidentally” blow his head off, that’s just silly. Come to think of it… maybe I’ll enter.

The Cruz contest is just the tip of the iceberg. Every candidate’s websites will probably sport at least one “take a photo of me with this gun” campaign picture. One thing you’ll notice, (besides the fact that it’s obvious some have never touched a gun before) is that their little shooting outfits will all look brand-spanking-new. That is, if they bother to dress up; some prefer shooting in business attire. Here are a few previous campaign photos:

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Ted Cruz posing in his new attire→

Perry w gun

Rick Perry shooting as I guess Governors in Texas like to: in the middle of town with a suit on.

Rand Paul thought Perry’s style was pretty cool, so he posed in a shirt and tie; looks natural, don’t you think?Paul w gun


Some people don’t look comfortable with a gun no matter how hard they try; take Rick Santorum for example.

Santorum w gunSee what I mean about the shiny new outfits? The thumbs up is for making it through the day without shooting himself; in fact he prayed about it before he went out. Santorum prayingWell, he didn’t pray exactly… bystanders said he just kept repeating “Please don’t let me die.”, “Please don’t let me die.”

Bobby Jindal and his wife posed together for a cute aren’t we a bad-ass nerd couple campaign photo.

Jindal w gun

Marco Rubio’s picture was taken at a gun show. Probably the safest thing since those guns aren’t loaded. Love that short sleeve preppy gun-totin’ look, don’t you?

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Mike Huckabee donned new duds for his photo.Huckabee w gun I’m guessing Ted Nugent helped him pick them out.

Walker w gunThe most interesting shot of a candidate was definitely Scott Walker’s. I’m sure there’s a name and reason for the outfit he’s wearing, but I’ve just never seen a guy shoot in a fishnet vest before. I won’t even get into the “he looks like a little kid” thing.

Elmer CheneyPerhaps the most famous he-man gun shooting Republican of campaigns past is Dick Cheney. He went pheasant hunting once with this guy,Harry WhittingtonWhittington



When they came back, Mr. Whittington looked like this

WhittingtonDead-Eye Dick had shot him in the face.

Thank God there’s not a shooting contest to pick their nominee; with 30 something candidates expected to run, the body count would be staggering.

Why Hillary?

HC2016p.1This week Hillary for America announced the first official campaign rally for Hillary’s 2016 campaign for president – to be held on New York City’s Roosevelt Island on June 13, 2015. A year and a half before the 2016 presidential election and we are gearing up, and ready to win.

To avid political followers, the start of the campaign season is invigorating. There will surely be drama between the rallies, fundraisers, campaign ads, and debates. But to the average American, it is the signal of an opportunity to mobilize in support of a candidate – hopefully, a candidate whose platform and priorities are in line with their own.

So then, why Hillary?


HC2016p.1(2)Hillary is  no political newbie. She served in the US Senate representing New York and then as Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. It is clear that Hillary shares the desire of most Americans to make the country safe and prosperous for all of us – today, and for future generations.

A Voice of Reason.

People usually want what’s best – for themselves, for their families, and for their future. Here are four distinct areas that Hillary has highlighted as especially relevant to producing the best outcomes for Americans:

  • Building the economy
  • Strengthening families and communities
  • Restoring democracy
  • Protecting the country

A Belief in America.

Hillary wants your vote – and – she wants you to be able to vote. This is your right, a right that Hillary Clinton believes in. Her support for an election process based on merit, not money, shows that she believes in the American people.

You matter! Get involved! Follow Hillary on Facebook  and Twitter.

Volunteer. Register to vote – if you haven’t already. Host an event.

There are 520 days until Election Day 2016! Let’s make them count.

Be a part of the process – and the progress.

Who are you calling “Out of Touch?”

ready-for-hillary-clintonThere are those out there, living in a sticky web of false facts and mischaracterizations, who believe that Hillary Clinton is out of touch with the average American. In this web hastily spun by the sycophants of the Republican Party, affluency has apparently compromised the moral compass of a woman who has dedicated her entire life to public service.

Without trying to sound cynical, I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that many politicians end up doing fairly well for themselves in the financial aspect of their lives. The idea that Hillary and former President Bill Clinton should be accosted for their paid speaking events is a tad bit disingenuous given the reality of politics. The high profile of political figures who are looking to enter the fray for the upcoming Republican nomination include the heir of the Bush dynasty, two physicians; one of which is the son of arguably the most popular Libertarian of our time, a real estate juggernaut with a believable head of hair, and a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Money and politics usually walk hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean it defines the character of the person running for office.

Unfortunately at this juncture, Hillary is suffering from certain media networks portraying her as out of touch because of her wealth. The rhetoric they use can be very convincing and they often appear magnanimous in their mission to misinform their viewers. But in truth, they are about as magnanimous as a spider is to a fly.

Luckily, we who are informed know this to be the furthest thing from the truth. And we who are familiar with history know that wealth does not equate to being out of touch with the average American.

Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt “out of touch” when he proposed a New Deal for the poor and struggling Americans who represented the polar opposite of his privileged upbringing? No, he knew exactly what the people of this country needed.

A man named John F. Kennedy came from one of the wealthiest families in America. And it didn’t seem like he was “out of touch” when he used his mastery of language to speak to the hearts and minds of Americans about the need for legislation to address the ongoing Civil Rights struggle.

These two former Presidents knew what the American people needed. And so does Hillary. In fact she has made it very clear what the basis of her upcoming campaign will center around; “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.”

The problem so far has been an unwillingness to display all the great instances that connect her to the everyday Americans she so desperately wants to fight for. Instances that include Hillary as a young graduate of Yale Law who decided to work for the Children’s Defense Fund, rather than cozy up with high paying law firms. Another example as a Senator of New York details how she fought to “obtain funds to help firefighters” and other first responders who had sacrificed everything in the wake of 9/11. And even in the past few days Hillary has continued to show her true colors towards everyday Americans by advocating for more lenient voting practices.

These are common trends you may start noticing in regards to Hillary’s convictions towards serving the public. She places the well-being of the underrepresented first and foremost. And in working for the Children’s Defense fund she went door to door to learn about the struggles that children with disabilities were facing in getting their education.

If you just read that and are skeptical about her relevant and long lasting impact with the Children’s Defense fund, look no further. This organization used their 40th Anniversary in 2013 to honor Hillary for her “dedication and contributions to child advocacy.”.” Doesn’t sound like they believe the former Secretary of State is “out of touch.”

You may be thinking; that was then, what about now? Well yesterday Hillary spoke at Texas Southern University, where she called for a “national standard that would require every state in the country to offer at least 20 days of early-in-person voting, including keeping polling stations open on weekends and evenings.”

I think it’s very encouraging to see a Presidential candidate recognizing the problem that many Americans face when it comes to their right to vote. How can the average American get to the voting polls when they are stuck at work trying to support their family? Hillary Clinton is more concerned with Americans having a voice in choosing their elected officials than she is about whether these same Americans vote against her. That is a true example of not only fighting for the American people, but also placing faith in their judgment.

Out of touch? That sounds more like the magic touch.

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, LGBTQ and Women’s Health & Image

Lead Story

♀ The number of Fortune 500 companies led by women is at an all-time high: 5 percent

But there’s a less charitable way to look at this new. The number of female CEOs of America’s most influential companies is stuck at a 5 percent, as it was the year before. While women make up 45 percent of the labor force of the S&P 500, few are climbing to the very top.

Abortion & Reproductive Rights

♀ Details emerge about Pleasant Grove girl’s ‘tragic and disturbing’ forced abortion – The ‘why’ of this story can be laid directly on the doorstep of Republican zealots.  If legal and safe abortion services had been available this need never have happened.

♀ WI Abortion Bill Would Allow Men to Sue Abortion Doctors for Damages – The latest intimidation tactic in the effort to stop women from making their own healthcare decisions.

♀ Ninth Circuit Rules Idaho’s Abortion Ban and Several Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser

Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser

♀ Father & Daughter Team Up To Block One Of The Most Restrictive Abortion Bans Yet

♀ Obama Pressed to Act on Post-Rape Abortion Aid

♀ “I wish we talked about ‘choices’ instead of ‘choice’”: A Texas abortion counselor on how to change the conversation about abortion

Even our allies are torn. On the one hand we have “abortion on demand and without apology” and on the other we have “safe, legal and rare”—the sense that every abortion is a tragedy. These positions are oversimplified, and they miss the point. Some women are single-minded and clear about what they want, and they just need their self-determination respected. On the other side of the spectrum are women who are deeply troubled and struggling with what to do about their pregnancy.

What abortion providers bring to the political conversation is a recognition of this spectrum and an honoring of the fact that the issue is not abortion so much as it is the reality of women’s lives: What kind of insanity permits the same people who want no access to abortion or birth control to also gut every program to support families, to care for children, to make sure no one goes to bed hungry? How can this level of hypocrisy be permitted? This I still don’t understand.

♀ Anti-abortion group targets black neighborhoods with weird ‘dad’s princess’ billboards

♀ Planned Parenthood sues to block ‘reckless’ Arizona abortion law that ‘forces doctors to lie’

Animals & the Environment 

♀ UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate

♀ EPA says no ‘widespread’ pollution of drinking water from fracking

♀ IKEA Takes Bold Action To Solve Global Crisis While Politicians Do Nothing

Big Oil Ex-Chair Declares That Investors Should Divest From Fossil Fuel

Culture & Pop Culture

 ‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett Received Death Threats for Drama’s Gay Storyline – Despite such threats Daniels’ said they “will continue to do our thing”!

Author Harry Connolly

Author Harry Connolly

♀ The Worst Taboo In Urban Fantasy – Author Harry Connolly noticed the lack of older women as protagonists in fantasy but he has the cure.

♀ Sci-fi’s right-wing backlash: Never doubt that a small group of deranged trolls can ruin anything (even the Hugo Awards)


♀ Honor society dress mess rages on in Lee, beyond – There have been several incidents listed here lately, of high school girls being punished for wearing what everyone except reactionary principals consider perfectly acceptable clothing, but this one takes the cake. Cameron Boland was removed from her elected post as historian of the National Honors Society because she chose to wear a spaghetti-strap sundress in the Florida heat.

♀ TX teachers mock special ed students with ‘ghetto awards’ – insist they didn’t mean to degrade anyone

A 14-year-old Sulphur Springs Middle School student came home from school this week with a certificate that read “8th Annual Ghetto Classroom Awards” on top. The document stated the boy had specifically earned a “huh?” award this year for expressing so much confusion in class. Teachers had handed the certificates out to a classroom of students receiving supportive services for learning disabilities.


 Feminism Now: What the Third Wave is Really About

Feminist Spotlight 

Alison Bechdel via Time

Alison Bechdel via Time

♀ Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Who Created ‘Bechdel Test,’ Wins MacArthur Prize

Gender Equality (or Equal Rights)

♀ The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Good Cop (☺)/Bad Cop (☠) 
(Most cops aren’t bad. Its just my job to point out the ones that are.)

 (☠)  Cop Exonerated After Being Caught on Video Brutally Beating A Tourist Who Asked For A Tampon

 (☠)  Police Deleted Over an Hour of Video Showing them Shooting Teen 16 Times, 9 Times in the Back

 (☠)  Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed 20-Year-Old Debate Team Student in Need of Medical Attention

 (☠)  “Your Son’s Life was Only Worth $100K” Cop uses Facebook, Taunts Family of Unarmed Man He Killed

Good News For A Change

In this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, is seen at the finish line of the 2014 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego. Thompson is scheduled to compete in the 2015 edition in San Diego on Sunday, May 31, 2015. If she completes the race she would become, at age 92, the oldest woman to ever complete a marathon.  (Paul Nestor/Competitor Group via AP)

In this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, is seen at the finish line of the 2014 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego. (Paul Nestor/Competitor Group via AP)

 92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon – What an amazing woman! Not only does she have the record for the oldest woman to finish a marathon at 92 years, 65 days – but her finish time last year of 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds – “set a record for a woman 90 or older, shattering the old one by more than an hour and a half.” Way to go, Harriette Thompson!! You are one awesome gal!!


♀ Could This Bill Prevent Another “Gamergate”?

In Memory

Marilyn Monroe, 1950s

Marilyn Monroe, 1950s

 Marilyn Monroe’s Most Iconic Looks – Yahoo Beauty reviews the iconic looks the blonde bombshell in honor of what would have been her 89th birthday, June 1st.

♀ Fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee dies aged 67


♀ Man learns amazing lesson in irony after mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘bravery’ in viral Facebook post

♀ Hate crime task force eyes subway shove; victim transgender

♀ U Dallas grad condemns commencement address, calls on school president to apologize for speaker

♀ Commission Votes To Consider Making Stonewall Inn A City Landmark

♀ US Air Force makes it harder to boot out transgender personnel

Senate Denies Benefits To Same-Sex Veterans, Showing How Hypocritical They Are

Marriage Equality

Costa Rica judge grants first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America

♀ Tennessee TV station won’t run ad promoting gay marriage

♀ Alabama Lawmakers Find New Way To Ban Gay Marriage Even If Supreme Court Rules In Favor

♀ Guam’s gay marriage ban struck down


The mug via KERO

The mug via KERO

♀ High School Gives Away Racist Mugs, Fires Teacher That Complains (VIDEO)

Sexual Assault & Rape Culture

♀ Speier and Meehan Introduce HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act


♀ Officer in Tamir Rice Case Was Accused of Choking and Beating a Woman

War On The Poor 

♀ Will You Watch Poor Shaming As Entertainment? – The bar is set ever lower.

Women In History

♀ The top 10 books about the suffragettes

Women In Politics

♀ Clinton Favorable Numbers Take a Hit

♀ Clinton to call for at least 20 days of early voting nationwide

♀ Hillary Clinton Calls For Universal, Opt-Out Voter Registration – Republicans would have a hard time winning a free and fair election- that’s why they continually try to pass voter suppression laws.  Could this spell the end of the GOP?  Probably not, but we can dream.

Women’s Health & Image

♀ Staph Bacteria Linked To Type 2 Diabetes

♀ FDA panel approves ‘female Viagra’ despite side effects and warning it could be the new date rape drug

♀ How Texas Politicians Just Made Finding a Lump in Your Breast Even Scarier

World News

♀ Argentine marches condemns domestic violence

♀ Nigeria Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation

Read the Friday Feminism Series

Conservative Duggary

Seems the media can’t get enough of the Duggars, flashing into a new, emerging lexicon:

“Duggary” ”Duggard’ “Dugd”

And for that matter neither can prominent conservatives. In fact the top tier of the “2016 GOP Clown car”, [Psst, where’s Benny Carson, hmmmm] proudly stand with the incestuous pedophile in better times.

Duggar values are conservative beliefs wo lkTop row left to right: Duggar family portraIt, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee; Middle row left to right: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum; Bottom row left to right: Mike Brownback, Rick Perry, Rence Preibus, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin.

The rundown of prominent conservatives smiling among Duggary is impressive. ‘Birds of a feather”, you suppose? Nah, Former Speaker of the House, David Hastert is missing…..

The fact, loyal family friend, “The Huckster” wields the double dealing blade of deceit by stating Duggary is “inexcusable but not unforgivable” should not be lost on the public. Not surprising a father who squashed charges against son David for hanging a dog by his neck, slitting his throat and stoning him to death. Nothing but good Christian boy fun, according to the sick mind of the former Governor of AR.

However, what are indefensible transgressions as defined by the Huckster? Malia Obama listening to Beyonce or Caitlyn Jenner’s spectacular introduction to the world…..nope, neither are forgivable…. cause both people are the part of the tribe of ‘them’  (Although, Caitlyn is a Repub…so disappointing) Her transition segregates her to ‘them’.

Another ally, Cruz-control raised the Huckster with profoundly foul parenting judgment. His tenor should peak public curiosity as to the Senator crossing social taboos with ‘double speak’. As he dismisses and conflates an adolescent boy ‘copping a feel’ on a younger sister with, again,  ‘boys will be boys” followed by this statement:

Sure I don’t condone what he did, but I can’t say that I find there’s anything particularly wrong with it and certainly not to the extent that it should have a huge impact on his and his family’s life. I would let him babysit my daughter’s any day of the week, he is, truly, a harmless man” —– The Stately Harold

Where is child services in all these proclamations and defense of sexual assault on minors? I mean Cruz has minor female children and he believes Duggar’s behavior is normal? Both he & the Huckster want to put their feet up on the desk at 1600 Pennsylvania and they’re poo-pooing incest…. disturbing mixed with sordid disgust.

Nevertheless, below is a base chronology documenting the unfolding of all that is ‘Duggary’ and their regressive violate principles …..

Conservative Principles are: Republicans Lack the Courage to Firmly Denounce Child Sexual Assault and the Duggars’ Cover-up

Josh Duggar and the sexual abuse allegations rocking 19 Kids and Counting (intl outlet)

Duggar Values: Josh Duggar’s Molestation Scandal: Jessa & Jill Named As Victims

Intimacy: 12 Things the Insane Right-Wing Christian Duggar Family Gave Us

Remains: I Could’ve Been a Duggar Wife

Within the: Josh Duggar Chlling Molestation Confession in New Police Report

Family: Reality TV star allegedly molests sisters, judge orders police report destroyed (intl outlet)

Abjectly Perverse & Destructive: :

How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me

Fox News Interview Backfires Instead Shows Why Duggars Should Never Be Allowed Back On TV Kelly another Duggar cheerleader.

Long list of Republican sex offenders…. (irrelevant & petty, yes. But I just a sweet add on).

In fact, no one from the clown hearse vehemently chastised the Duggars. Their criminal cover-up smacks of the very ugly accusations the right-wing consistently rails against the LGBT community as rationalizing denial of equality and acceptance.  On Facebook, TLC: the family-whatever-council Josh Duggar resigned from representing, and their clan never missed a stab at condemning the gay community. No one should understand or excuse the right’s traditional behavior or silence, protecting the adult shame of sexually exploiting or victimizing youngsters within religious conservative sects.  The debasement of minors and women is well documented, extending from Mormon polygamy preying upon child brides, to Catholic priests or Southern Baptist, this is their casuist, their protected, dirty secret. Yet they continually escape, politicizing their righteous, perversion of family values. Cloaking inexcusable behavior with erroneous, selective Christian forgiveness. And the secular world is too scared to challenge them on ‘preaching the talk but failing to live the walk’…………….. Maybe, gradually, no more.

Besides, the public finds it odious when ‘People in glass houses shouldn’t throw boulders”

Being Black In America

Racial profiling by police in the twin cities.

Raise The Estate Tax!

Robert Reich, by way of MoveOn.org.

GOP Senators Vote “Nay’ for ‘Blue State’ Aid BUT Demand Immediate Relief for ‘Red’ Residents…

Breezy Point, NY: Nay

Breezy Point, NY: GOP Senators vote Nay for aid

Did you know weather travels west to east across the US continent? So, opening June 2015, the east coast will be plagued by the similar weather that trounced Texas, Oklahoma until almost the 3rd or 4th. The rain, lightning, thunder raged for several hours, back dropped by fire truck and police sirens bleating in the background. However, I can’t help but wonder, biting my tongue:

What if the Mid-Atlantic states…primarily populated by democratic voters, are affected by the SAME devastating weather that trounced Cruz-country. Will GOP hypocrites demand again, another six-month delay of aid funds for BLUE STATE while shepherding immediate aid into the bloody, RED Long Horn or Sooner state?

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Houston, TX:  GOP Senators vote Yay for aid

No doubt, Cruz & GOP senators won’t hesitate to deny support selectively. 31 connivers exacted emergency relief for their own states subsequent to climate change wreaking havoc on residents. The worst charlatans were Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) who sought Hurricane Sandy aid and voted nay. 


Quick list of the double dealers, courtesy of ThinkProgress:

1.Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Requested disaster aid after Hurricane Sandy.
2. John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican Policy Committee Chair: Requesteddisaster aid after flooding.
3. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Republican Conference Vice Chair: Demanded the Senate be called back from recess to pass disaster aid during a drought andboasts: “When a disaster surpasses the ability of states and communities to rebuild, Senator Blunt believes the federal government should prioritize spending to help the people whose lives and livelihoods are impacted. During his time in the Senate, he has fought tirelessly to ensure that Missouri gets its fair share of those federal resources specifically dedicated to disaster recovery.”
4. John Boozman (R-AR): Requested disaster aid after snow storms in January 2013.
5. Richard Burr (R-NC): Requested disaster aid after severe storms.
6. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
7. Dan Coats (R-IN): Requested disaster aid after tornadoes.
8. Tom Coburn (R-OK): Requested disaster aid after winter storms and forextreme drought.
9. Bob Corker (R-TN): Requested disaster aid after flooding and asked forsupplemental emergency flood relief.
10. John Cornyn (R-TX), Republican Minority Whip: Demanded drought relief aid and requested disaster aid for wildfires.
11. Mike Crapo (R-ID): Boasted of obtaining a FEMA fire safety grant andpushed for a bill providing emergency drought relief.
12. Mike Enzi (R-WY): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
13. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Requested disaster relief after freezing andboasted of obtaining emergency drought relief.
14. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Requested disaster relief after severe hail storms.
15. Orrin Hatch (R-UT): Requested disaster relief after flooding.
16. James Inhofe (R-OK): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after severe storms and drought.
17. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): Requested disaster aid after flooding.
18. Mike Johanns (R-NE): Requested disaster relief after flooding and blasted Democrats for “inaction on disaster relief” for drought and wildfires.
19. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Requested disaster relief after a blizzard.
20. Mark Kirk (R-IL): Appealed after FEMA denied assistance following severe storms and tornadoes.
21. Mike Lee (R-UT): After calling federal disaster relief unconstitutional,endorsed relief aid after flooding in Utah.
22. John McCain (R-AZ): Endorsed disaster relief after flooding.
23. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Republican Minority Leader: Requesteddisaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
24. Jerry Moran (R-KS): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes.
25. Rand Paul (R-KY): Requested disaster relief during a drought and after tornadoes.
26. Rob Portman (R-OH): Endorsed disaster relief during a drought and after storms.
27. Pat Roberts (R-KS): Boasted of obtaining disaster relief after drought and wildfires and criticized the Bush administration for inadequate emergency relief after a blizzard.
28. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Requested disaster relief after severe freezing.
29. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): Requested disaster relief after tornadoes and during a drought.
30. John Thune (R-SD), Republican Conference Chair: Requested disaster relief after flooding and snow storms.
31. Pat Toomey (R-PA)

………….. and Sen. Ted Cruz (R) – TX makes 32, demanding the ‘feds fulfill their obligation. Let him eat crow considering how he and other Republicans stalled aid for residents over winter months in the northeast for fear of providing them the tools to survive. Remember, the funds held were paid by state tax payers that ‘donate’ more to federal budget than they receive compared to states represented by these inhumane Senators that pay less & ‘take more resources’. 

Worst, the GOP ‘s false accusation of wastefulnes- inundating Hurricane Sandy Aid lay with the forced extortion bribe, I mean pork Republicans demanded. According to the Congressional Budget Office, two thirds of the spending is unrelated to “emergency” and estimates only 30% of the authorized funds would be spent in the next 20 months. The remaining billion dollars will be spent as late as 2021 as designated FEMA funding toward future disasters in their states.

Symbolic of GOP corruption, one of the many investigations encircling NJ’s governor, Christie  is the misuse and pocketing of Sandy funding. The Democratic Governors, New York’s Cuomo and Connecticut’s Malloy impacted by the hurricane, properly allocated their federal provisions to residents and areas affected, minus the political hyperbole implicit in being conservative.

If not for the rising democratic voters inhabiting the Houston area, I’d support cession NOW. If newly elected Governor, Abbott, shamefully cowed to the Jade Helm 15  conspiracy fanatics, leave them to their own devices employing the National Guard. Castigate the DC one week, then a few days later, the same water soaked rats beg for assistance.

Disgraceful, voters would be remiss not to malign the GOP for insisting upon too small a US government during natural disasters – or else no one will be around to save your :


snow buried




crying aft natural disaster——-“LOST EVERYTHING” – asses!

Jeb Bush’s Non-Campaign Campaigning

Jeb BushFor someone who still claims he hasn’t decided if he’s running or not, Jeb Bush is certainly doing a lot of not-campaigning. He’s met privately with:

Fossil Fuel Bigwigs, Wall Street Donor Types, and Big-Time Conservative Donor and owner of the New York Jets, Woody Johnson. Then there were the donor groups in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Las Vegas (Home of the infamous Sheldon Adelson), Tennessee, San Francisco, etc. etc. He’s even been not-campaigning in hot spots like New Hampshire, and Iowa.

Bush has started the prerequisite Super-PAC, hired political staffers literally everywhere, and even got Mama Bush’s blessing to run after her initial misgivings.

But he just. can’t. say. the. words.

He did slip up while speaking in Nevada recently, and flat out said he’s running. He tried to cover the mistake but really, the cat’s pretty much out of the bag. At the same time, semantics matter. Reuters:

The difference between considering a run and actually jumping into the race affects what he can and cannot do under the law with regard to fundraising. Once candidates formally enter the presidential race they face tighter restrictions on raising money.

Larry Noble, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, said his group has complained to federal election officials that Bush is running and should already be following rules for candidates’ fundraising.

“He’s going to say it was a slip of the tongue, but that’s absolute nonsense at this point,” Noble said.

Nonsense maybe, but when have Republicans ever thought the rules applied to them? What might be more ridiculous is Jeb Bush running at all. Only 18% of Conservatives back a Bush run according to an Economist/YouGov poll in April. As the Washington Examiner explained:

A word bubble produced by the poll showed the hurdles he faces entering the presidential race. The acronym RINO, or “Republican in name only,” is prominent, as is “legacy” and “Bush,” and the polling firm said that the public isn’t keen on having a third Bush presidency.

That’s putting it mildly. Between the Tea Party, which would nominate a rabid dog if they could, Republicans who can’t agree on whether Bush is a Conservative or not, and the general public who are simply sick to death of the Bush name, I’m not sure all the donors he’s lining up can get him over the finish line. Of course he’ll have to declare his candidacy before we can find that out.  By the way, someone should tell him he needs to do that before November 2016.

Rafael Cruz Says He’d “Die Fighting”

As Right Wing Watch reported, Rafael Cruz, the snake-oil-salesman father of Ted Cruz, spoke to an audience in Alvin, Texas in early May about gay marriage:

rafael cruzWhile boasting that his son, Ted Cruz, has introduced two measures in the U.S. Senate to block a Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, Cruz told the audience that “we are going to have to stand firm on the agenda to destroy America.”

“I lost my freedom once, I’m not willing to lose it again. I will die fighting before I lose it again and so should you,” he added.

Excuse me for a minute, I can’t stop laughing… okay, now let this roll around in your brain: Rafael Cruz is self-proclaimed (albeit phony) Cuban “revolutionary”, who took off for America with his tail between his legs when things in his country got a bit dicey for him. Now he’s spouting false bravado about dying to stop, of all things, gay marriage.

tedandrafaelThis lunatic grifter travels around the country as a surrogate for his son, taking money from conservative groups to spin his fantastic tales (and they are some doozies); yet, nobody ever asks him why his own country wasn’t worth dying for.

As for that “losing his freedom” nonsense, he claims to have been held by Batista’s army for, well, it depends on what speech you’ve heard. As this site has reported:

…sometimes he was captured once, sometimes twice; sometimes his father paid a bribe to get him out, other times they just let him go.

… they just let Rafael Cruz go… twice? Not only that, it seems they called Rafael’s Dad to come pick him up after they were through “torturing” him.

Rafael Cruz doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to die for anything; he’s simply a con-man tossing red meat to the party animals. And making a good amount of money off of them, too.