Saturday, June 24, 2023

MAGA Has Standards: When it Comes to Performance Art Members Get Serious

It's easy to become a MAGA minion but staying in good standing is another matter.

Believe it or not, there are standards that have to be maintained.

Raw Story recently ran a story by columnist Charles P. Pierce about Elise Stefanik being a "nuisance" because of her "clumsy performance art" bid to exonerate Trump of his impeachments.

That's just a recent example of how the GOP Congressional majority spends their time. They can't tolerate poor performances by their peers who prove to be ineffective actors. 

The theatre group sometimes referred to as The Freedom Caucus is divided on kicking Marjorie Taylor Greene out of their clubhouse and challenging Kevin McCarthy's role as Speaker of the House.

They're also pissed off at Gym Jordan's committee that looked like fools as Democrats shredded John Durham who was supposed to deliver a major knockout blow to the libs. 

To anyone watching the hearing it was obvious Durham wished he was somewhere in the Swiss Alps drinking chocolate in a secret getaway.

Dramatic performances are a must in the MAGA lawmaker's Guide to Sedition (with lots of illustrations for those who can't read). Fiery rants are a rudimentary skill for political puppets who wear red hats and believe Trump was sent by God. (To punish us maybe - but certainly not as a gift.)

Republican lawmakers aren't required to know squat about politics and legislating. GOP Rep. George Santos is one of many examples of that. If you're in trouble with the law that adds extra points for the MAGA minded. Just look at their supreme leader.

I think it's unfair to suggest that Trump supporters don't have standards. They have their marching orders (which are kinda like standards) and do their best to be like their pagan demigod Don of the Many Lies.

As it stands, "Performance art is really more of a command than an invitation." Elvis Mitchell 

Friday, June 23, 2023

House Freedom Caucus is Looking at Cannibalizing Itself

In nature there are a lot of different animal species that routinely cannibalize their own group. 

From chimps to sharks to hamsters, these cannibal animals kill and eat their own for a variety of disturbing reasons.

Cannibalism is one of the most enduring and universal taboos in all of Western culture.

Speaking of... in our Western culture we have a Congress that is stocked with disturbing individuals and even a whole group of GOP cannibals.

According to recent reports at least two hardliners have discussed - and proposed to Freedom Caucus (also known as the Crazy CaucusChair Scott Perry - trying to boot members who no longer meet the group's standards.

In layman's terms they think some of their own members aren't crazy enough. What better reason than that to devour their own in an act of ritual cannibalization?

To my delight they are signaling that one target of any ejection push is Marjorie Taylor Greene. Think about that. She's not crazy enough?

Actually, she is, but has picked the wrong people to stand alongside in the turbulent MAGA universe. Like Kevin McCarthy who they think is too aligned with GOP leaders and too critical of the group.

The fact that the group caused a lot of acrimony with its handshake deals McCarthy cut with them to get elected Speaker of the House still lingers. 

The sharks are circling around one another in the Crazy Caucus in a prelude to cannibalistic mayhem in a pathetic surge to find their own identity.

As it stands, the more these crazies dine upon one another the better the outcome will be for democracy.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Why is Robert F. Kennedy Running for President as a Democrat When Republicans Would Love Him?

I just don't get it.

What possessed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to run for president as a Democrat? 

He knows the entire Kennedy clan won't support his efforts to upset Joe Biden in 2024.

What's really puzzling is that he would be a viable candidate for the Republican Party that's starting to realize that if Trump wins the election, it would be a "bad look" having a president trying to run the government from a jail cell. 

Setting that aside for a moment there's plenty of other reasons why Republicans would support Kennedy's bid to pollute the White House.

- Right off the bat... it would be a great way to own the libs having the spawn of a famous Democratic family cross over to the dark side.

- He would bring voters, die-hard vaccine deniers (who wouldn't vote for anyone but him), into the GOP circus tent that looks more like a triage center for the mentally ill.

- He has the stuff GOP extremists respect in regard to bad attitudes towards women's rights. Trump set the standard, but Kennedy (it turns out) is worse!

The recently unearthed journal of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (by a family member)exposed years of extra-marital sexual exploits and interactions with 37 women, 16 of whom he slept with.

His wife, Mary Richardson, discovered it and committed suicide last year. Even Trump's sexual exploits appear pale alongside Kennedy's. He had a scorecard of all of his sexual conquests and noted the name of women alongside a 1-10 scale, with 10 indicating intercourse.

Now that we know Kennedy's "lust demons" (his words in the journal) are probably still running rampant with future performances in the West Wing on his wish list agenda he would be a perfect Republican candidate for the President of the United States.

As it stands, I don't think it's too late for Republicans to woo him into their fold as he doesn't have a conscience (see his journal) and capsulizes everything they stand for.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

When Does the Stench Get Bad Enough?

Something is rotten in the Supreme Court and the Halls of Congress. 

The stench of corruption and fascism permeates these institutions.

Republican lawmakers spread lies and conspiracies that stinks up the halls of justice and our government. The odor of treason is so strong that our republic has been shaken to its foundations.

Why do I say that? Here's some articles that deserve all of our attention:

- "Beyond Parody": Experts Pound Alito for Pre-Buttal Op-Ed Defending Luxury Trip with GOP Billionaire

- Clarence Thomas Defense Falls Apart: SCOTUS Did Review Case Involving Billionaire Pal Harlan Crow.

- It Doesn't Matter to the GOP Whether Trump's Claims About Hunter Biden Are True

- House GOP Flirts with Jan. 6 Extremism

- Why is the GOP Targeting Researchers Who Study Disinformation?

The question is how we turn MAGA minded cretins away from destroying democracy? 

Trumpism has fouled every corner of government and the judicial system for nearly eight years now. It's going to take time, and determination, to swing back to any sense of normality after the considerable damage done by one man - Trump - to our American way of life.

It's not going to be an easy task. The first step is voting the MAGA parasites out of Congress and state legislatures. 

The second step will involve using truth consistently to fight against GOP conspiracies and disinformation in the media. (See story above about GOP Targeting Researchers Who Study Disinformation).

The stench of corruption and fascism has reached a zenith in our nation. Our republic is running out of time unless more Americans fight back with facts, evidence of crimes, and revelations about the enemy within.

As it stands, it's up to people like you and me to stand up for the principals this country was founded upon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

House GOP MAGA Minions Had to Buy Diapers and Tissue Paper After Hunter Biden Investigation Was a Nothingburger

The crap flew in the halls of Congress as House GOP lawmaker's bowels burst when the 5-Year Hunter Biden investigation didn't end up in jail time.

A chapter of constant harassment of President Joe Biden's son by MAGA morons was closed but it's not the end of the attacks against Hunter.

After a rush order of adult diapers and tissue paper were delivered to GOP members they gathered, briefly mourned, then set out to continue their senseless attacks using invisible witnesses, whistleblowers, and outright lies. 

The same actors, "Gym" Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, James Comer, Elise Stefanik, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and the rest of the crazy caucus are not losing a beat in their abuse of powers by holding kangaroo courts designed to spread lies about President Biden and Democrats in general.

It's the mother of all aboutism.

But that's all they have to deflect from Trump's growing criminal indictments and trials that lie ahead. It's pathetic. It's undemocratic. Yet, they have elected (so far) to go further down the rabbit hole in defense of their supreme leader.

It's the epitome of polarization and weaponization of government with enough irony to go around for a millennium. Jordan's so called Weaponization of Government committee is a slap in the face of reality. It's projection to the nth degree.

We must not forget the corrupt senators who are buying into the madness with unbridled joy. GOP Sen. J.D. Vance is spitefully holding up nominations for DOJ nominees indefinitely until he gets his way.

Year-round consumer of adult diapers, 89-year-old Chuck Grassley keeps talking about damning Biden audio tapes (it's up to 17 now) that he can't produce despite his accusations of President Biden taking a $5 million dollar bribe from a foreign national.

I have to admit that Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona came up with the stupidest reply yet to the DOJ's decision not to jail Hunter.

Quote: "The announcement of the charges against Hunter Biden were to distract from Special Counsel John Durham's testimony for the House Intelligence Committee today."

Say what? Biggs like the other inflamed Trump minions has an excuse for anything that doesn't play out like anticipated. Telling more lies is their only choice because most have got their heads so far up into Trumps arsehole they stuck for life!

As it stands, we can expect Trump's lawmaker enablers to continue being his defense team until hell freezes over, or Trump's behind bars for life.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Meme This! Cultural Wars Use Humor and Hate

Memes have been around for centuries according to some linguists and are not the spawn of the internet.

Now that we've established how old Memes are let's move on to Richard Dawkins who's credited with introducing the term in his 1976 book, "The Selfish Gene.

The head of Content at explained that Dawkins merely "coined the term for something that's existed literally forever," in a recent interview with the New York Times. "A Meme is just an idea that rips through public consciousness," he said.

The word Meme first appeared in the New York Times Crossword section in 1953 with the clue "Same: French."

Fun fact: In French, the word meme translates to "same" and the Greek word "mimoumai" means to imitate.

Early on Memes tended to be humorous but in the last seven or eight years they've morphed into vehicles of hatred online.

The one thing we know about Memes is they continue to evolve, and the future of Memes is unpredictable.

As it stands, I would also note that Memes are meant to be simple so more people can understand them, for better or worse.

Christain Nationalists Try to Nullify Democracy: 'We Want Believers to Be Writing Laws!'

Forget about the separation of church and state as outlined in our Constitution.

A far-outlier in Christain circles has an extreme theology - that Jesus would never have approved of - that outright refutes the tenets of democracy, replacing them with paranoia, fear, and hate.

The MAGA preacher leading the nationalistic Christain movement is Sean Feucht, a fire-breathing liar who wants to send you and I to hell if we don't bend a knee to his crazy theology.

Another extremist church leader, Jackson Lahmeyer, the founder of Pastors for Trump, the leading group of evangelicals supporting Trump's re-election bid, is working in tandem with Feucht to challenge our republic's existence.

The fact that Feucht has teamed up with Charlie Kirk (certified loon) whose group Turning Points is as anti-American as you can get, shows the pivot from hate propaganda to quasi-religion. A marriage made in hell.

Quasi-religions that go against established societies and beliefs have always been a problem in any civilization. Americans are no exception.

The fact that there are millions of Americans so lost and confused that they embrace extremism in the world we live in today is scary. It's not like we don't already have enough to contend with dealing with extremist politicians and activists.

What do the two groups have in common besides hating and attacking non-believers? Their real leader is Trump - not God. That should tell you everything you need to know.

As it stands, "It's never a good sign when extremism becomes the norm." - Ari Melber

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Memo to Dads: You're Right All Day Today

One of the Father's Day privileges I enjoy in my house is being right all day. 

Whatever I say is right. This once-a-year experience charges my batteries for the rest of the year when I'm usually wrong in my arguments.

Celebrating fatherhood on a certain day is nice, but Dad's should also be aware that they have support groups around the country.

Fathers Incorporated

Founded in 2004, Fathers Incorporated develops and produces public campaigns, programming, media, research, and policies supporting fathers and their families. 

This non-profit is also a government contractor that oversees the National Responsible Father Clearinghouse a federal resource for fathers and supporters across the country.

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Funded through the office of Family Assistance, the National Responsible Father Clearinghouse has free resources and programming for fathers, professionals, government agencies, and other partners in supporting dads and families.

The program has a national hotline at 1-877-432-3411 for fathers to learn about programs and fatherhood in general.


Established in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld, Good+Foundation helps low-income parents and caregivers, especially emphasizing the role of dads in its mission.

Members of the foundation's Fatherhood Leadership council include Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr.. Kevin Hart, and Dwyane Wade.

As it stands, have a great day all you dads in the country.

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...