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by Wink

When he is trashing-talking, and he has trash-talked everybody, Donald Trump wants to be a D!@&. He is good at it, and proud of that skill.
He likes to think he is charming, and doesn’t necessarily want to be a D!@& all the time. He just is.

This is largely due to his magnificent stupidity, his desire to prove he is always right, his lust to prove he is smart, way smarter than you, and to convince you that he is crazy-sexy too!

Lying is D!@&-ish. ‘The Donald’ can’t breathe two sentences without one of them being an outright lie.

He famously said he could shoot someone in Times Square and people would still vote for him. Only a D!@& would even think of that.

Trump spent years questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace, saying he ‘had people looking into it’ who had discovered amazing things! – D!@&.

Of all people, you, a fat ugly man, spent a lifetime of calling women pigs, commenting on their unattractiveness and obsessing about their ‘blood.’ – Total Total D!@&.

Hiding your tax records from the American public, records you promised to show ‘after audit.’ – D!@&.

The Mayor of London tries to keep citizens calm In the midst of several atrocities. Trump sent multiple cheap shot insult tweets aimed at the mayor, including referring to the mayor as ‘pathetic.’ – D!@&.

His desire to win and maintain power by convincing just enough Americans that the biggest two problems on the planet are Mexicans and Muslims. – D!@&.

The long string of cheap-shot tweets by Trump, insulting Vladimir Putin. HA-HA! Just KIDDING!! His lips are surgically attached to Putin’s rear-end. – D!@&.

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By Kasson

This has been a busy week in the life of the President. Probably the biggest week in my lifetime, with several major bombshells coming out every day. But lurking in the background has been an undoing of a major protection of the Internet.

During the Obama administration the Internet was classified as a Title II service, which makes them similar to a public utility. They provide you service and you have complete access to any website you want. And that access cannot be blocked or impeded beyond the general Internet speed that you pay for. Basically Comcast cannot choose to slow down Netflix or YouTube to a crawl and speed up their own competing service. Today the FCC ended that classification.

Think of Internet service in this way as similar to the electric company. They charge you for the electricity you use and other service fees. But they cannot dictate how you use that electricity. They cannot say “you must buy Joe Blow’s Air Conditioner, because we will not power any other brand of air conditioner. Or maybe they will allow it, but they won’t provide enough electricity to power it on the hottest of summer days.

The reasons these protections are needed is Internet providers are near monopolies everywhere they exist. There are seldom more than one or two options to provide fast Internet service in any given area. You have no choice, so if Company A decides to have terrible business practices there is no alternative you can choose from.

If the Internet Service Providers (Comcast, Time Warner/Spectrum, Verizon get their way, which they just passed a major hurdle in doing so, the Internet will slowly become a much different place. We are already seeing data caps for service in which you are already paying for a set speed. Ultimately the goal is to sell the Internet like cable TV. You buy a package and you can view those websites like channels, or you can pay for the “unlimited plan” which gives you access to the whole Internet Before that, they will likely use the new rules to limit speeds for competing websites. Time Warner who owns CNN may limit speeds or access to view Fox News.

If you think that seems outlandish, it’s not. This was already starting to pop up before the Obama administration outlawed it. Netflix was being throttled, their speed was being restricted so that you couldn’t watch HD by several major ISPs Some of these ISPs were even demanding payments from Netflix to unthrottle their access to their customers.

I won’t even go into the billions of dollars that the US government paid these companies to build out a fiber network in the 1990’s that, they then took the money and refused to build out the network.

Similar to the law passed earlier this year which allowed ISPs to sell your digital information. No one supports these changes except the ISPs themselves, who donate many millions of dollars to political candidates. Not the citizens, not the websites and content makers, only the ISPs. The ISPs with some of the lowest consumer approval rankings of any corporations, because they have no reason to keep the customer happy. They have a monopoly.

The war is not over, and this particular battle has just begun, but without a strong commitment to net neutrality, financial interests will ultimately prevail and the citizen will lose.

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By Wink

Daily. Literally every day.

That is how often we learn something new and awful about Donald Trump. Among the more recent indiscretions…

He requested ‘loyalty’ (obedience) from the FBI Director, and requested that the director drop his investigation of Russia. When the FBI director refused, Trump fired him. (This is the textbook definition of ‘obstruction of justice.’)

Now he has given highly classified information directly to the Russians, at a private meeting where he only allowed Russian reporters, no Americans.

Whatever comes next is what Trump voters deserve.

You were fool enough to believe all his stump speech applause lines. During the campaign, when presented with the more obvious falsehoods (lies) Trump was telling, you either defended them or simply didn’t care. His rallies were hate-fests, aimed at Mexicans and Muslims and Hillary, and you screamed and cheered like he was the second coming of Jesus. (My god, how you hate Hillary!)
A few Trump voters, a precious few, are now starting to rethink their vote, but to a great extent, you still don’t care. ‘The Donald’ is still your man.

In the primaries, he proved to be an bullying ego-bloated ignoramus and you chose him over totally legitimate GOP opponents.

In the run-up to the general election it became obvious he was a racist-sexual predator, beholden to Russia/Putin, and you defended him. (In fact some of you LOVED that racist stuff, didn’t you!)

You were delirious when, despite losing by 3 million votes, he won the Electoral College.

So now you have the most constitutionally corrupt ‘leader’ in the history of the U.S..

Congratulations. You own this guy.

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By Wink

Bill O’Reilly is out at FOX News. His serial groping and gross treatment of women cost FOX somewhere in the neighborhood of $13 million.

Who knows how many women never bothered to file complaints against him, knowing his was the number one rated show on FOX, and knowing his boss, Roger Ailes, was a worse misogynist than O’Reilly.

In spite of all of that, Bill would still have a job today if most of his advertisers hadn’t bailed on him. Money talks after all, and nobody knows that more than O’Reilly.

Sorry Bill, you should have chosen a profession where grabbing woman by their private parts, and even bragging about it, are not disqualifiers… you know… president.

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By Wink

I want to be a president for everybody. I love women. I love the blacks.

I am the most open-minded, the least racist person you will ever meet.

It is with great affection that I tell you that I never again want a Muslim to darken our doorstep. Some bad dudes!

P.S. I am very smart. I know all the words.
P.S. Rosie is fat. Sad!
P.S. Obama wasn’t born in America.
P.S. And he wire-tapped my phones during the election.

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By Wink

Among Trump supporters, a regular mantra I have always heard, and still hear, is “He’s just unafraid.”
Sorry Charlie. “Loud” and “unafraid” are two different things. What Trump is, is loud. He shouted and insulted his way through all GOP candidates to win the Republican nomination, and this ‘fearlessness’ probably led many Americans to vote for him in the general election.
He shouts down those who disagree with him and yells loudly on topics about which he knows nothing (which is almost everything). No confident person would need to yell at or belittle all who disagree with him. He does nothing BUT insult and yell at people (with the notable exception of V. Putin).
What is he afraid of?
-The Press
-Putin
-Muslims
-Women
-Judges (but he loves to sue!)
-Military Service (he avoided Vietnam with a foot problem and now doesn’t know which foot was at issue)
-Showing his tax returns
-Facts (“I won the popular vote!”)
-His now-deceased father (who he is still trying, bigly, to impress)

And he wants YOU to be afraid too. Not a day goes by when he doesn’t warn you about ‘bad hombres’ or ISIS or drugs or murder. Drilling fear into the populace, and declaring “I am the only one who can save you” is standard operating procedure for all dictators.
A better question is “What is he NOT afraid of?”
I have no answer for that.

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By Wink

It is obvious the next Democrat presidential candidate must come up with a different game plan. The last one certainly didn’t work. Here are my suggestions:

– Don’t pay federal tax, and never show your tax returns.

– Dump your spouse for a younger model, then dump that one for an even younger model.

– Cheat on all of your wives, and use sexual assault as part of that process.

– Kiss up to dictators, especially Russians.

– Insult American veterans, prisoners of war, and gold-star families.

– Build fabulous buildings, but declare bankruptcy multiple times to avoid paying the people who build them.

– Make sure your closest advisers are all racist and misogynist.

– Never accept responsibility for anything, including things you have said on live TV.

– Sue, and be sued by, everybody.

– It would help a lot if you are born rich and live a completely self-centered life, then declare yourself a friend to the working-class.

This seems to work with many voting blocs but, most interestingly, it also works with those who declare themselves to be ‘Christian voters.’

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By Wink

UNEMPLOYMENT: When Barack Obama took office on 1/20/2009, unemployment was 7.8%. After eight years of Obama, as of November 16, 2016, unemployment is 4.6%. This means unemployment is down about 41%.

At the height of the recession there were 15.35 million people unemployed. That number currently is 7.40 million unemployed. This means, of course, that nearly 8 million MORE people are working. In raw numbers there are 15 million more people working than at the peak of the recession.
What a nightmare!
STOCK MARKET: When Obama took office the stock market (Dow Jones) was at 7,949.09. On election day 2016 the market had risen to 19,614.81, an increase of 246%. A stock market INCREASE of 246%.

You and I see these numbers and are amazed at how great America is doing after eight years of Obama.

What do Trump voters think? They are pretty certain these have been the worst eight years in the history of the U.S. ‘Awareness’ may not be their strongest attribute.

Among those who voted for Donald Trump, 67% think unemployment went up during Obama’s term in office, and 39% believe the stock market dropped at the same time.

How astute are these people? Not very. Another 40% think Trump won the popular vote. As of now Donald is 2.8 million votes behind Hillary, and counting.

But hey, If you only watch FOX, you almost certainly believe unemployment skyrocketed, the stock market collapsed, and Trump won the popular vote.

FOX manages to keep their viewers angry all the time by giving them ‘FOX-facts.’ A ‘FOX-fact’ is a bit of information, sometimes accurate, often not, designed to aggravate you, and always-always aimed to make Democrats and Liberals look bad.

You know – fair and balanced.

When presented with actual facts Trump voters, like Trump himself, will simply deny them. “I have my own set of facts.”

And don’t even get me started on climate change. This clearly is a total hoax… I made a snowball last year!

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By Wink

Let us ignore the fact, for the present, that losing an election by more than two million votes should probably count as a loss. This is America, and we have a system that doesn’t really care who got the most votes. So there you have it, Donald Trump is the next president.

Trump voters, feel free to be smug in victory, but remember that Trump never listens to anybody other than Trump, and he won’t listen to you.

The GOP, Trump included, is selling you ‘small ball,’ convincing you that they care about the same things you care about. They don’t. They just use those baubles…’ghosts’ if you will, to scare you. It works, so why should they stop?

Guns? – Ghost.
The press? – Ghost.
Hillary? – The ultimate ghost … BOO!
Health Care? – Not sure why this is a ghost, but it scares you so…Ghost.

They keep you distracted with those ghosts, and you watch only one network and sit and swear about liberals doing this and liberals doing that (damned liberals!).

Meanwhile the real agenda, always, is money. Always. That is all the GOP has been about for at least 50 years. They used to pretend to be Christian, but the election of Trump, who cheated on all of his wives, dumping them for younger models (literally), and is a money-grubbing admitted serial molester, voids the whole ‘Christian’ thing.

And now we have a billionaire president who will work with the millionaires in Congress to give your tax dollars to millionaires and billionaires. (Don’t the Koch brothers know how to pull strings!! Woo-hoo!).

Trump and the GOP will keep telling you about scary ghosts, but watch the money, because it is always really about the money.

Because he (literally) chose himself to be George W. Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney was given $34 million to start a war with Iraq. His company, Halliburton made billions. Billions. Did Cheney care that 4000+ American soldiers died, or that 10’s of thousands were permanently injured? Hey, $34 mil assuages a lot of pain.

And Trump will do anything he wants. Why? Because he knows he is bulletproof.

In the run-up to the election the CIA alerted us to the fact that the hacking of the DNC (Democrats) was done by Russia to manipulate this election. You know, deep in your heart, that Russia also hacked the RNC, but did not expose it. Hmmmmm…

America KNEW Russia supported Trump, and they elected Trump anyway. YOU knew Russia supported Trump, and Trump has financial ties to Russia and is therefore indebted to them, and still you voted for him.

What is it with you idiots?

So now Trump knows he is bulletproof. He plays you like the morons you are. He plays the song about the scary ghosts, and you dance.
And the billionaires chuckle, and add to their billions.

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