Saturday, February 29, 2020

Trump 'The Chosen One' Talks About the Coronavirus and Miracles

                                        Good Day World!

If you're a Christian, the reports that Jesus performed miracles are believable.

If you're a Trump supporter, the reports about the coronavirus being fake news is believable, because Trump promised the deadly infectious disease "was going to go away like a miracle" in a press conference recently.

The fact of the matter is Trump is trying to tamp down on the disease's progress by putting his puppet Pence in charge of a disinformation campaign designed to filter the truth out of public announcements.

Trump is taking the coronavirus personally, convinced that the whole thing is a scam to hurt his reelection efforts. Truth is being suffocated in the wasteland of The Trump White House once again.

Now Trump - the Chosen One - is asking his disciples to downplay the dangers that the coronavirus poses to the safety of every person in our country.

Ignoring the reality around him, Trump is blaming the crashing stock market on the Democrats instead of the pending pandemic sweeping the globe.

It's all the Chosen One knows. Pick a foil and blame them for his own stupidity.

The line between fact and fiction has been crossed by Trump and his minions who are trying to downplay the health crisis that's unraveling as I write this post.

Fair Warning

You can only mock reality for so long... before it kicks your ass!

I don't wish this horrible virus on anyone, but when Republicans start dying from the disease they may want to reconsider following a false prophet!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, February 28, 2020

New Research: It Might Be Time To Take LSD

Good Day World!

Full disclosure: I was a hippy dippy kind of guy in the 60's and 70s, and dropped LSD countless times. 

I stopped after coming back from Vietnam in 1970. 


I read a fascinating report about LSD's medical use in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs yesterday.

In it, there was a story about a 46-year-old woman who snorted a staggering 550 times the normal recreational dose of LSD and not only survived, but found that the foot pain she had suffered from since her 20s was dramatically reduced! 

Who would of guessed?

I remember dropping acid with some people who freaked out with just one dose. It's hard for me to imagine that the 46-year-old woman in the report didn't turn into a complete vegetable.

I guess that's how little I, and science, knows about all of the effects of LSD. Even after all of these years (first discovered in 1938 by Albert Hoffman). 

I discovered that there's a resurgence of research in the use of psychedelic substances for treatment of conditions such as addiction, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Despite the fact that psychedelics are illegal, the last decade has seen an explosion of research, with results so intriguing that governments are greenlighting studies around the world.

I'm turning 70 this year, and I'm a lot more cautious than I was back in the day. But, I never had a bad trip.

Maybe it's time to drop LSD again. I've got this bad knee...

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Be Calm: Trump Makes it Clear That Democrats Caused the Coronavirus But He'll 'Fix It'

Good Day World!

I certainly don't feel reassured.

Trump's speech yesterday to reassure Americans there's nothing to worry about despite the spreading pandemic that's in six of the earth's seven continents, went over like a lead balloon.

For starters, who believes the Lord of the Lies? Trump's perfect record of lying everyday since he was elected hasn't gone unnoticed.

Then there's that pesky propaganda Trump is pushing about the democrats and the mainstream media overreacting to the spread of the deadly coronavirus and "spooking the market."

Thus far, Trump's crooked regime has only grudgingly offered $ 2.5 Billion to combat the infectious disease instead of the $ 8.5 Billion recommended by Congress.

The fact is, no amount of political rhetoric will over-trump the science of what the nation is facing. Past presidents have used these times of national emergency to bring the country together.

Not Trump.

He has already shown us that's not the case with him. There's always someone, or something, to blame when he's actually the cause of the problem. 

In this case, it's the democrats and the mainstream media for pointing out how woefully unprepared we are to meet a major health challenge under his regime.

To bring that point home Trump's minions have proposed to slash (a 19 percent reduction) the Center for Disease Control's budget during this time of impending crisis.

In Trump's rambling rant yesterday to the nation he claimed US scientists are "very close" to a vaccine... which is bullshit!

As Trump continues to downplay adversities (big and small) while campaigning for reelection, it's clear that he's more interested in getting another term in the White House than he is in the loss of American lives.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cononavirus Contained in America? Who Do You Believe? Trump, or Health Authorities?

Good Day World!

Trump claims the Cononavirus won't affect Americans any more than it has.

Department heads from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention are warning Americans to be prepared for a likely outbreak.

Which source do you believe?

Our serial liar of a president, or knowledgeable experts on the subject?

Trump's minions, like National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, are willingly following Trump's bogus claim.

How typical.

"Nothing to see here folks... just move on."

This is where America's currently at; we're watching an oncoming train and the president of the United States is more worried what business will be lost (so he lies) instead of showing concern for the safety of every American in the nation.

Related: Lawmakers Raise Alarms Over Trump Coronavirus Response 

It's that bad. 

Trump's reluctance to share the truth is well established, and this time his stubbornness may cause deaths. His hunger for power and wealth has been taking the country to dark places.

In this case, Americans are going to have to decide for themselves on the proper course to take.

They sure aren't getting any sensible direction from the Divider in Chief.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Will Democrats Lose the Election in November Because of a Toxic Label?

                                        Good Day World!

When I grew up during the Cold War the term Socialist was interchangeable with Communist. The enemy.

Today, Millennials don't think the term Democratic Socialist is a bad label. But their parents still see the term socialist (in any context) as un-American.

In a recent article by William Saletan for Slate, the data described sounds like bad news for Democrats if they do go with Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed Democratic Socialist.

One of the articles most important points was that data shows Independents are less likely to vote for a socialist. The other point was the democratic candidate absolutely NEEDS as many Independents as it can get to beat Trump.

Last time, in 2016, Trump carried more Independents than the Democrats, helping Trump (along with other factors like the Russian's) beat Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sander's campaign is gathering speed every day as he leads in delegates going into the South Carolina primaries.

The democratic establishment wants a moderate candidate like Biden, Buttigieg, or Klobuchar, because they believe Independents are more likely to vote for one of them. 

But what if Bernie wins the majority of delegates by a landslide? Will the party support him in the convention, or contest his majority and go with a moderate?

There's no upside to that possibility. Divided, the party won't stand, and it's candidate won't be able to defeat Trump in the general election.

Who knows? maybe the polls are wrong and Independents will be able to swallow their dislike for a socialist candidate in order to defeat Trump?

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, February 24, 2020

Trump's India Visit is His Biggest Photo Op Ever!

                                       Good Day World!

It's taken weeks of planning to arrive at todays photo shoot.

The White House billed it as Trump's first official visit to India.

Trump aides went to Ahmedabad, India, the home base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, weeks ago to help set up the logistics for Trump's arrival.

Trump and Modi are buddies and fellow showmen. Both love a spectacle, and having Trump at the inauguration of the world's largest cricket stadium - Motera Stadium - (with seating for a 110 thousand people) is pure Hollywood gold.

The official bullshit is Trump's there to work on their poor trade relations, but don't expect any kind of breakthrough. However, that's not to say the two leaders haven't gotten other mutual interests.

Like Trump Tower going up in Mumbai and other real estate ventures.

The Trump organization is planning on going bigger in the future and Modi wants the business. 

That's why Modi is spending one-and-a-half percent of the nation's annual budget to butter Trump up.

Trump's Indian host made sure he doesn't see the poverty that plague's the world's largest democracy by building a quarter-mile long wall from the airport to the stadium. It's no secret Trump loves walls.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Feeling the 'Bern' in Nevada: Sanders Is Setting the Democractic Establishment on Fire

                                          Good Day World!

It rained off-and-on in Las Vegas yesterday, but that didn't seem to bother Sanders supporters attending the Democratic primary.

The emerging story today tells a tale that moderate Democrats don't want to hear; voters are feeling the "Bern," picking Sanders as their choice for president in Nevada.

That moderates like Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar didn't do as good as they should have, especially in a diversely populated state, has to be a concern for establishment Democrats.

A Populist, Bernie Sanders was the big story. One interesting sidebar to his story is that 3-in-5 voters made their mind up before yesterday's primaries.

The Democratic National Party is facing a dilemma it hoped to avoid; a growing split in the party between moderates and the far left.

The prevailing thought is that a self-avowed socialist will get pummeled by Trump because he'd be the perfect foil for him and his cult followers.

When a House Intelligence Committee warned that the Russians wanted Trump reelected, and were supporting Berni Sanders as his opponent, Democratic leaders were faced with another unwanted narrative... 

Bernie Sanders won't stand a chance against Trump and that's why his campaign and the Russians are promoting him. How do you deal with that little fire?

Because Sanders took the majority of the Hispanic vote (with Biden a distant second) DNC leaders can't ignore that important demographic if they want to win states like Nevada.

Anyone who saw Sander's rally in Texas yesterday, as he was winning the Nevada vote, couldn't help but see the enthusiasm of the huge audience he was addressing.

It almost looked like a Trump rally, with the exception that most at Bernie's rally live in the real world

Fact: No other Democrat has been able to generate such large and enthusiastic audiences. No other Democrat has more individual donors than Bernie.   

The DNC can't just ignore the groundswell of support that Sanders has been enjoying because their afraid of his socialist tag. No matter who runs against Trump, he'll find something to attack them on.

There's a long ways to go yet before Super Tuesday and the remainder of the other primaries are over. Lot's can happen. 

The one thing that shouldn't happen is the DNC working against Bernie because they can't overcome their assumption that only a moderate can beat Trump.

Related: Bernie Sanders Just Declared War on the Democratic Establishment

The key to beating Trump is having a united front. If Democrats are really serious about winning they may have to think outside the box to beat such an unorthodox opponent.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Blog Break Until Presidential Election is Over

I finally hit the wall today. I can't think of what to say about all of the madness going on in this country right now. I'm a writer...