Monday, June 27, 2016

Get over it lady: This is not a racist photo!

So I found this article in The Washington Post about a poster the Red Cross had to apologize for.



It seems someone was offended by it because a few of the black kids had "Not Cool" arrows by them.

Now, I'm as liberal as a straight-white male can be but have to cry fowl on this one.  Have a look for yourself.



Get over it lady.   I mean, really, that's a bit much.

VB

'Brexit' supporters are backpedaling: a lesson of the Conservative Asses in the US

So, in the NY Times I read

Having Won, Some ‘Brexit’ Campaigners Begin Backpedaling


Which I knew they would.  For the whole 'Brexit' movement in the UK is the same conservative bullshit Donald Trumps spits out today in the U.S. on immigration; George W. Bush (the smartest Republican Ever) made a career out in his wars; and Ronald Reagan someone made chic by breaking the back of the middle-class with trickle-down economics. 

During the 'Brexit' campaign, the "Brexit' campaigners had said: Freed from the shackles of the European UnionBritain’s economy would prosper and its security would increase. Britain would “take back control” of immigration, reducing the number of arrivals. And it would be able to spend about 350 million pounds, or about $470 million, a week more on health care instead of sending the money to Brussels.
 
Well, now, Brexit supporters such as Nigel Farage, the leader of the fiercely anti-European U.K. Independence Party, conceded that the £350 million figure was a “mistake.”  In reality, this £350 is more like £150 million through rebates and money that Britain spends to subsidize its farmers and poorer regions.   

And on immigration, On Friday, the day after the referendum, Daniel Hannan, a member of the European Parliament and one of the most knowledgeable advocates of Brexit, stunned some viewers of the BBC by saying: “Frankly, if people watching think that they have voted and there is now going to be zero immigration from the E.U., they are going to be disappointed.”

Mr. Hannan wrote on Twitter, “I was for more control, not for minimal immigration.” Facing a backlash, he observed that a lot of Remain voters “are now raging at me because I *don’t* want to cut immigration sharply,” adding, “There really is no pleasing some people.” He then announced that he would “take a month off Twitter.”

So there you have it Conservative Sports Fans, 'Brexit' was a bunch of Neo Con talk in England equal to that in the U.S. about Private Healthcare and Lower Taxes, only, the fucking 'regular' Brits didn't take it seriously and so now have to live with a right-wing outcome that even has their Conservative prime minister resigning. 

So, here is my warning to the US: 

 Stop Voting Fucking Republican or we will end up with our own 'Brexit' mess to clean up like the previous Ronald Reagan S&L Bailout which cost taxpayers billions, and the George W Bush (SRE) wars which are still costing us billions.  

Stop the madness now people.   If you do vote, no vote Republican.  Please.

VB



Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Wow."

 This is all I could say this morning after reading in the NYTimes

BRITAIN STUNS WORLD WITH VOTE TO LEAVE E.U.;
CAMERON PLANS TO RESIGN, AND MARKETS FALL
 


I mean, this is going to be really, really, really fun to watch.  Were the soothsayers correct in saying it would be devastating to the British economy?  Were the radical correct in saying it would restore Britain back to its greatness.  One thing is for certain, the majority didn't buy Cameron's or Obama's pep talks.  

The times are definitely changing.  I think all bets are out the window.  The world is about to go really, really, really mad.   Dare I say Donald Trump will be elected president.  Actually, if you think about it, Donald Trump being president will be equally as interesting.  

So, I'm sticking to my vote:  Vote Trump for an Interesting Time.  WTF.   Seems to be the fad. 


VB


Thursday, June 16, 2016

What If We Pushed Body Armor Like The NRA Pushes Guns?

I've marveled before at the multiple strategies the NRA uses to sell more guns. They make money after ever mass shooting. They have created an environment where the answer to any question about guns is more guns. It's ridiculous, but clever. It makes sense that Donald Trump is happy to be part of this selling scheme.…

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Some political thoughts... why not.


I wanted to write something today about the political mess we’re in, but then decided not to. Why? Haven’t we gotten what we deserved? A too late/too old Liberal who in a less right-wing world would be a moderate. A powerful woman who is promising us anything but the truth: we’re fucked. And of course, the Reality TV Star who’s only salvation is his Trophy Wife First Lady. Oh, I guess I could have mentioned something else, something like, Bernie Sanders is offering us the hope of a future less divided by wealth and poverty. Hilary is a steady hand in a crazy world; or best of all, Donald Trump would be our most interesting President since Teddy Rosevelt and make past failures such as Richard Nixon and George W Bush look more presidential, historically. Yes, I wanted to write something today about the political mess we’re in… and I guess I did.

VB