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Why “Going Nuclear” By Senate Republicans May Be Catastropic

Republicans decided today to end the Democrat filibuster of Putin’s Bitch selection for the Supreme Court.

They just waltzed their way into a Constitutional crisis.

The Chumph is going to be impeached. The most likely reason is his collusion with Putin to submarine the election.

Ergo – Putin’s Bitch illegally “won” the election.

If (or when) that happens, everything done by Putin’s Bitch is illegitimate. It is the “Fruit of the Poisoned Tree”, meaning every executive order, law signed by the Chumph, or move made in terms of the Executive Branch gets reset to the day Obama left office.

Gorsuch’s nomination is illegitimate.

And that’s where things get really messy.

The issue being, how do you remove him?

Senate GOP goes ‘nuclear’ on Supreme Court filibuster

The historic move paves the way for Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed.

Senate Republicans invoked the “nuclear option” to gut the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees Thursday, a historic move that paves the way for Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation and ensures that future high court nominees can advance in the Senate without clearing a 60-vote threshold.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to change the Senate rules after Democrats blocked Gorsuch’s nomination minutes before, 55-45. All 52 Republicans then supported the vote to go nuclear, and Gorsuch subsequently advanced to a final confirmation vote with a simple majority.

 

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Pepsi Sets off Firestorm With Tone Deaf Pandering Ad

This is the type of stupid and bad that gets not only a change in ad agencies…But the entire Marketing Department canned. The folks who did this are so involved in drinking their own bath water, they are utterly clueless and too narcissistic to see or care about the trees…Much less the forest.  This ad panders and trivializes at so many levels it’s ridiculous. Pepsi is in for a well-deserved shitstorm from the public over this.

Time for an idjit flush at headquarters.

This one os so bad, I’m putting it under the thread – “The New Jim Crow”.

A second-by-second breakdown of Kendall Jenner’s unspeakably tone-deaf Pepsi ad

Here’s a second-by-second breakdown of this ad, which for some reason clocks in just above two minutes:

0:03: We first see our cello player, just strumming away on a helipad, which is personally my favorite spot to cello-out. He quickly transports indoors, where it’s dark and the air-circulation is apparently lacking. He becomes very sweaty.

0:08: Meanwhile, young attractive people are out in the streets. They’re here. They’re sincere. And they have perplexing signs with additional vowels.

0:15: Say hello to our resident Muslim Woman Wearing Hijab (super topical, right?). She’s working with some arts and crafts and drinking Pepsi, but boy, she is not so pleased.

0:23: SOUND THE KENDALL ALARM! WE HAVE KENDALL JENNER ON THE PREMISES! Here, we meet Kendall at work, posing seductively in a roll of tin foil not drinking Pepsi and totally oblivious to all of the Important Things happening around her. But don’t worry, sweet ones. This ad presents a story arc that shows Kendall undergoing a transformation — LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY HA HA HA. 

0:47: What’s that noise? Why it’s the commotion of our diverse crowd of street marchers holding provocative peace and heart symbol signs. This intrigues our dear cellist, who has apparently turned on a lamp and taken a shower. I must join them, he decides, and I must bring my cello, for without music, I am nothing. (I’m projecting).

0:49: In the midst of all these people standing up for Important Things, there are still ladies out here brunching. Ladies love brunch, what can I say! Don’t you women know that protest is the new brunch? WAKE UP SHEEPLE. (Although it’s cool, they’re drinking Pepsi so they’re a part of it in their own special way.)

0:55: Let’s check back in with our Muslim Woman in Hijab. She’s still toiling away by herself and becoming increasingly frustrated with the progress of her arts and crafts project, so much so that we actually HEAR THIS LADY ROAR. Until she discovers… She is not alone.

1:13: Okay just in case you thought this wasn’t a legit cool young people thing (it has been awhile since we’ve seen Kendall), we have the requisite soda commercial breakdancers on the premises. They’re here to pop, lock and disabuse you of any such illusions.

1:18: Seriously dude, how did you get so sweaty earlier and when did you have time to shower?

1:34: It’s a good thing our friend here took that shower because with a simple head nod he is able to convince Kendall to walk off the job. Classic move, bro. If Hollywood doesn’t greenlight a romcom based entirely on this head nod, I will, as soon as I have the power to greenlight romcoms.

1:38: Kendall is a changed woman. She wipes off that oppressive dark lipstick, removes that oppressive blonde wig (y’all, it was a wig the whole time! Can you believe it?) and is ready to party — I mean protest!

1:43: Uh-oh, it’s the police. So topical.

1:51: Kendall’s chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool. She’s drinking Pepsi (one of us, one of us) and sporting an all-denim getup, not her previously oppressive tin foil garment.

2:05: Oooooh boy. I’ve been watching this for more than two minutes. Also, the police are all standing there like, just watching with stern faces. They are not holding signs, they are not breakdancing and in case you didn’t think I noticed, they are not drinking Pepsi. But.. what’s that? It’s Kendall. And Kendall knows how to solve this intractable sociopolitical crisis.

2:09: Did anyone catch that incredible moment?!?!? Oh, duh, the Muslim Woman in Hijab who has been heartened by Kendall’s act of bravery.

2:12: An officer takes a sip of Pepsi and OH MY GOD THE COPS DRANK PEPSI! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!? WE WON! WE WON! THEY FINALLY AGREED TO GIVE PEPSI A TRY!

This all ends with an exhortation to “live bolder, live louder, live for now.” And nothing has inspired me to do that quite like this ad.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2017 in American Greed, The New Jim Crow

 

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Scientists, Hackers, Gov’t Employees Back Up Gov’t Databases in Europe to Prevent Trump Destruction

Anyone who doesn’t believe this isn’t headed to insurrection – may want to take note of this. There has been a massive effort by Scientists, Government Worker, and Hackers to back up US Databases to European Servers in order to protect the data, starting the day after it was announced the Chumph “won” the presidency. Such effort goes far beyond what this article discusses – an an all out effort to protect information from the Chumph’s filthy racist scum.

So far, we can see that the Chumph has suborned some of Homeland Security’s TSA people. Specifically at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC – where TSA/Homeland Security refused the Legal orders of a Federal High Court in violation of the Constitution, and their charter. While officers from the same department carried out the Court Orders in the rest of the country. This is the beginning of a Constitutional Crisis, and with the Chumph doubling-down on his Executive Order is an Impeachable Offense which is a violation of his Oath of Office.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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Chumph Disaster of the Day 1/27/17

In a silly bit of grandstanding, Putin’s Bitch basically shut down a meeting with the Mexican President by making a demand to “pay for the wall”. Further straining, if not destroying relations with our neighbors to the South. And not just Mexico. From the Mérida Initiative, which battles corruption drive by Drug Cartels, cooperation in denying entry of foreign terrorists across the US’s longest border, the existence of billions of dollars of factories in Mexico, oil and gas, and importation of agricultural product.

One has to wonder exactly how long the Chump’s support would last if the Mexican Government Nationalized all US assets and businesses in the country.

  • Mexico was the United States’ 2nd largest goods export market in 2015.
  • U.S. goods exports to Mexico in 2015 were $236 billion, down 1.6% ($3.9 billion) from 2014 but up 97% from 2005. U.S. exports to Mexico are up 468% from 1993 (pre-NAFTA). U.S. exports to Mexico account for 15.7% of overall U.S. exports in 2015.
  • Mexico is currently our 3rd largest goods trading partner with $531 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $236 billion; goods imports totaled $295 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015.

Looks like our psychotic illegitimate Chumph is playing Russian Roulette with America, with five bullets loaded in his six shooter… again. Instead of the other way around.

Trump Says He May Cancel Meeting With Mexican President

President Trump said he may want to cancel next week’s meeting with the president of Mexico after his Mexican counterpart again said he was not paying for any border wall.

In one of his more remarkable flights of fancy, President Trump declared on Wednesday that his border wall and crackdown on undocumented immigrants would actually improve relations with Mexico, to which Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, declared, “No Mas.”

Translation: “Mexico offers and demands respect, as the fully sovereign nation that we are.” Further translation, we aren’t paying for your wall.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed that Mexico would finance construction of the wall, even as Mr. Peña Nieto and other top Mexican officials have insisted they would do no such thing.

The feud escalated on Wednesday, after Mr. Trump signed an executive order to begin immediate work on the barrier, on the same day that Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s foreign minister, was in Washington to begin talks to prepare for next week’s meeting between the two presidents at the White House.

A 75-mile hole in the wall

There’s a slight problem with President Trump’s Great Wall with Mexico: the Tohono O’odham Nation.

The Native American tribe controls about 75 miles of U.S.-Mexican border that slices through its sovereign territory, and tribal leaders are already saying that wall is not going to divide its territory.

Tohono O’odham Nation Vice Chairman Verlon Jose was not subtle when he spoke to Native News Online: “Over my dead body.”

Tribal officials did say they are willing to meet with President Trump to discuss the matter further. As Mr. Jose said:

“I don’t wish to die, but I do wish to work together with people so we can truly protect the homeland of this place they call the United States of America. Not only for our people but for the American people.”

 

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Tough Baltimore Mom Who Snatched Son From Riots Is Losing Her Home

The tough Baltimore Mom caught on video last year giving her 16 year old son a few whacks and a talking to, and taking him home when she caught his participating the the post-Freddy Gray riot last year has hit a rough spot. Looks like she and her 6 kid may be out on the street due to a house fire.

Mom praised for pulling son from Freddie Gray protests may lose her home

Toya Graham is no stranger to fighting battles, most notably, the one involving her 17-year-old son, Michael Singleton, more than a year ago in April 2015, CBS Baltimore affiliate WJZ reported.

In the midst of the unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, Graham spotted her then-16-year-old son and forced him out of the chaos between police and dozens of teens. Video of the encounter went viral, and Graham received national attention and even support from the president.

This time around, Graham’s battle is finding a place for her and her family to live.

The kitchen to the home where Graham and her family of six have lived since April caught fire Saturday afternoon while her son, who is now home from the program Job Corps, was cooking.

The son, Michael Singleton, says he was warming up a pot of cooking oil when he left for just a few minutes to go to the bathroom just off the kitchen. When he returned, he said, “The pot is smoking, it was like smoking, so I went to go reach for it and then it burst out into flames.”

Singleton says he first alerted the neighbors that there was a fire.

“My sister was actually coming through the door. So I was telling her, ‘It’s a fire right now,’” he said.

“My daughter started calling me on FaceTime and I can see her actually coming into the house and she was screaming, ‘Ma, your house is on fire, your house is on fire,’” Graham said.

Graham says she came home to find no one was hurt, but now the family can’t stay in their home.

After four days staying in a hotel provided by the Red Cross, those funds are running out, and this time, Graham says she needs help.

“It’s a lot to have to put your personal out there for the world to see,” she said.

With no electricity to the home and no insurance, Graham says she wonders if her landlord, who recently renovated the kitchen, will kick her and her family out.

“So if he tells me, ‘Ms. Graham, I need you to leave my premises,’ I don’t know what we’re going to do,” she said.

Graham and her family have set up a GoFundMe page to help with housing and the loss of food and household items during the fire.


Update: The GoFundMe page set up for Graham’s family has raised $34,600 by midday. The aftermath of the kitchen fire is shown in this photo:

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Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Women

 

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Massive Fire Prompts Evacuation of Entire City in Canada

A huge wildfire in Alberta, Canada has forced the evacuation of 80,000 residents.

Back in 2005, I lost a home to fire….A total loss. It was devastating to myself and the family. So I can really sympathize with the poor folks in Fort McMurray, even though I’ve never been there, or to that part of Canada. Sad…

The fire apparently has reached some homes and businesses. Her a Super 8 Motel and a Gas Station are destroyed…

The latest report from the Fire Chief –

 

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2016 in General

 

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Cracks in the Wall – Louisiana Sheriff Schools Fellow Republicans…Bats**t Crazy!

This is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana – a Republican. Ran across him post-Katrina when working on trying to get the systems back up, when he worked for Harry Lee, the former Sheriff. He is a bright guy, and at least to my limited impression of him – a straight shooter. He is well educated and intelligent.

What Sheriff Newell Normand represents is the growing faction of the Republican Party who is getting tired of the same old tired answers, and massive tax cuts leading to debt resulting in massive cutting of community services run up in just about every state where there is a Republican majority in the legislature…And hobbling his state, Louisiana after Bobby Jindal’s disastrous governorship. What Jindal and his fellow Republicans have done to the state following bankrupt Republican orthodoxy are in some ways worse than Katrina.

Yet another sign that the poisoned Kool-Aid isn’t going down anymore.

GOP sheriff unleashes a stunning take down of Republicans—a party of ‘cult leaders’ and ‘idiots’

Republican Sheriff Newell Normand might be a good ol’ boy from Jefferson Parish in Louisiana, but that didn’t stop him from lobbing a dose of reality at the Metropolitan Crime Commission’s annual awards luncheon on Tuesday. According to a video of the speech posted by WUVE, Normand bad-mouthed the GOP’s Beltway establishment and elected officials, notorious tax cutter Grover Norquist and called former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal an “idiot,” equating him to cult leader Jim Jones.

Normand fully admits that he endorsed and supported Jindal when he ran for governor, but that Jindal’s leadership destroyed the state that Normand holds dear. “What a mess. Bobby Jindal was a better cult leader than Jim Jones,” he said to laughter and applause from the audience. “We drank the elixir for eight years. We remained in a conscious state. We walked to the edge of the cliff and we jumped off and he watched us and guess what? Unlike Jim Jones he did not swallow the poison. What a shame.”

Normand accused Jindal of working after his reign to rewrite history when the rest of the state doesn’t “even know what history is.” Much like other states with Republican governors like Kansas and Oklahoma, Louisiana faces a substantial budget shortfall, to the tune of $2.5 billion. Jindal is telling the world that he did a phenomenal job as governor and Normand is furious about it.

“We have to just say no!” Normand said. “I’m a Republican but I’m not a hypocrite. We have to look at ourselves critically as a party and figure out where we are and what we’re going to be about.” He admitted to the audience that he was partly at fault because he “endorsed that idiot,” but said that it was time to move toward solutions. Due to the budget problems, Normand says that the state will be cutting funding to mental health which causes more problems for law enforcement officers. The state also plans to close five state prisons that houses 8,000 inmates.

He even denounced following the policy recommendations of Grover Norquist, who makes Republican candidates sign a pledge not to raise taxes. “We better get concerned. We better wake up. We better be honest,” Normand said. “We better talk about the issues because we are going to pay the price.” He continued saying that the state cannot cut its way to a balanced budget because doing so will cut the resources necessary for law enforcement officers like him to do their job safely and effectively. “We do not need to face the stupidity of our leadership as it relates to how we’re going to face balancing this budget and talking about these silly issues because we’re worried about what Grover Norquist thinks. To hell with Grover Norquist! I don’t care about Grover Norquist!” he said to audience applause. “We’re worried about the ATR report card,” he said, referencing Norquist’s group Americans for Tax Reform.

When it comes to the Republican party in Washington, D.C., Normand wants them to stop attacking. He cited Medicaid expansion which would cover the cost for things like drug addiction and mental health that officers often witness on the streets and in prisons. “And I have to listen to my Republican counterparts talk about gobbledigook. Blah, blah blah… And I’m so sick and tired of hearing: Obama, Obama, Obama. You know how much intellect it takes to blame something on somebody else? This much!” he said holding his hand up to indicate zero. “Propose a solution. Work together.” He closed by comparing politics to being married and asked how many people in the audience refuse to compromise in their marriages.

Lindsay Graham, the Republican Senator from South Carolina puts it more succinctly…

Lindsey Graham: GOP Is ‘Batsh*t Crazy’

 

As the five remaining Republican presidential contenders battled it out in the Houston debate Thursday night, former candidate Lindsey Graham entertained a crowd at the Washington Press Club’s annual congressional dinner with his true feelings on the 2016 race. “My party has gone batshit crazy,” Graham told the crowd. The South Carolina senator lashed out at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, adding that he thinks the billionaire will lose in the general election “because he’s just generally a loser as a person and a candidate,” he said. Making light of his own failed campaign and subsequent endorsement of Jeb Bush, who dropped out on Saturday, Graham called himself the Dr. Jack Kevorkian of the Republican primary—before putting on a Trump hat.

Read it at The Washington Post

 

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