“It was really tough this morning when I couldn’t go next door to buy a cup of coffee because I didn’t have the money in my account!”

That is the toughest thing about not receiving a paycheck while the government is partially shut down? The inability to go next door to Starbucks to buy a cup of coffee? And some people are actually wondering why the stupid Americans are not out in the streets by the hundreds of thousands demanding an end to the government shutdown. This is why. When not being able to buy a cup of Starbucks coffee is the ultimate insult, how can anyone expect nothing but this from a group of people who are so embarrassingly stupid, it should be against the law?

The average price of a Starbucks drink in the U.S. is $2.75, but New York City is the most expensive location coming in at $3.15 for a tall cappuccino. And if you go for a decadent seasonal beverage with all the bells and whistles, it can run you over$5.00.
“In my freezer, as you can see, I have no meat here,” Belkys Colon, who works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban and Development, told Inside Edition. “I have pasta but they expired.”
“I’m just sad because maybe I’m gonna get thrown out of my apartment because I haven’t paid my rent,” she said. “I don’t know what to do.”
This woman works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) and she has no idea what to do since she is about to become evicted and these are the very people who are to see to it that poor, vulnerable people are housed and do not face evictions???!!! The people who are eligible for HUD assistance call such as this when they need advice and so is anyone still not understanding why HUD is absolutely useless? With employees like Belkys Colon working for HUD, I need look no further. Every department of the federal government is absolutely useless!
A lapse in pay could result in agents being late on other bills, which could in turn prevent them from securing or renewing security clearances as a result of the rigorous financial checks that the agency performs regarding its agents on a routine basis.
Even those who work as FBI agents are moaning and whining about how the lack of a paycheck could affect their security clearance. Well, since you know this and you know that there have been other government shutdowns, why aren’t you more prepared? Not one of us ‘regular’ citizens should gnash our teeth over your supposed plight since it is dogs like you who enforce fascist laws against law abiding citizens which led to this:
According to FBI documents, one of the purposes of the COINTELPRO program was to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities of the Black nationalists”. They wanted to prevent the rise of a black “messiah” and Martin Luther King Jr. had been amongst the candidates until his assassination in 1968 when the attention shifted to Huey P. Newton. Of the 295 documented actions taken by COINTELPRO to disrupt Black groups, 233 were directed against the Black Panther Party.

Yeah! Like I’m about to give a shit about your lack of a paycheck because the actions of the FBI led to the imprisonment, torture and assassination of many Black people who were only about the business of trying to lift their people out of poverty and to level the playing field so that Black people would no longer be underneath the boot of Jim Crow, racism, bigotry; the whole nine yards. And now that Trump and congress has thrown you worthless, lousy motherfuckers under the bus, you want to wail and whine about your fucking security clearances? About the fact that you’re now ‘junk’ status? Go fuck yourselves! You are finding that you are just as dispensable as the rest of us and you ain’t fucking liking it none. Well, suck it up and deal! That’s what we’ve had to do thanks to the likes of shits like you at the FBI! I’m fucking laughing at you worthless shits! Lose your goddamn security clearance! What meaning has your security clearance for us? A gnat couldn’t wipe its ass on the amount of meaning your security clearance or lack thereof has on me. I am so glad the government is shutdown, you wastes of skin have no idea and I hope the shutdown continues into perpetuity. Take that and shove it up your, hopefully, security clearance-less ass!

Apparently, the only requirement to be a federal worker is to have the ability to take crayon and coloring book and color ‘inside’ the lines. If you can do that, then you’re hired. Fucking babies could do your jobs and with most likely, better results. And it is quite obvious that even those with federal jobs have no sense when it comes to having a rainy day fund. And so is it any wonder that Americans cannot come up with even 6 months of living expenses for when shit hits the fan? They cannot even come up with $500 for even a minor emergency because they’ve got to head to Starbucks everyday for a goddamn cup of coffee that they’re now whining about not having the ability to wrap their stupid hands around. When even FBI agents cannot even keep enough money in the bank or even in one of their funky ass socks to enable them to keep their security clearance because it is not as if this is the first partial government shutdown, then we’ve obviously got some dumb ass federal employees.

I have not one ounce of pity for these fools, not one! And anyone with two eyes and more than two brain cells connected should not have any pity for them because they are too stupid and useless for words. And don’t even get me started on TSA agents. Those fools on average ‘earn’ $30,000 a year and that’s before taxes and so they are basically taking home what amounts to roughly $24,000 and depending on their family size, that would qualify some for food stamps and instead of leaving those airports and seeking a different job, they are working double shifts for no pay.  How incredibly stupid is that? They can ‘earn’ that paltry amount at Walmart. So, we now know how important TSA and FBI agents are. We know how knowledgeable those morons are who work out of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. No wonder the government is absolutely useless.

 

And now, they are trying to shame Americans who don’t work for the government by stating that there is a divide between those who are federal workers and those who aren’t because those who aren’t are going on about their business, unaffected by the partial government shutdown. Why should we give a fuck? Those useless, stupid assholes don’t do shit for us! As far as I’m concerned, the government can just remain shut because what ‘good’ has the FBI done any descendant of slaves? None! What ‘good’ has the Department of Homeland Security done any descendant of slaves? None! And all the Section 8 housing is going to immigrants and so what good has the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development done for descendants of slaves? None. Because if you consider putting us in urban ghettos, doing us a fucking favor, then you’re just as stupid, useless and moronic as federal workers. Sink motherfuckers! Sink! Join the rest of ‘US’ in  this Titanic. It’s about time your asses were brought down to our level. Enjoy!

Count me on the ‘OBLIVIOUS’ side!
The shutdown’s day-to-day impact on Americans — both federal employees and the people who depend on the services they provide — shifts radically from workplace to workplace and neighbor to neighbor. On one side of the divide, the shutdown is inescapable; on the other, it is all but invisible.

Also count me on the ‘invisible’ to it side because why should I care that federal workers, who have excellent benefits and get an exceptional number of paid holidays, are now either working without receiving a check because they have been deemed, ‘essential’ or who are not working because they are not ‘essential’? If you are not ‘essential’, then you’ve no business taking my tax dollars to pay your mortgage/rent, utilities, car notes, insurance, medical and food bills. Why are you even collecting a salary if you are non-essential? What the fuck are you doing every day if you are not necessary to a ‘functioning’ government which at this time, is not functioning at all? And in fact, the entire government is non-essential because seeing as how it’s shutdown, it hasn’t negatively impacted my life, nor that of millions of other Americans.  I can almost see the ‘Libertarian Party’ hosting a party to end all parties since this partial government shutdown because this just feeds into what they have been saying all along in that the fucking United States government is a useless entity that was designed to steal our money and give fuck all in return. Ask Shirley Henderson what the U.S. government is doing for her!

Yeah, this is a bad time to be poor and elderly and living in a HUD funded building.

The government shutdown means that the long-leaking roof of San Jose Manor II Apartments won’t be replaced anytime soon, says Alma Ballard, who oversees the building for low-income senior citizens in Jacksonville, Florida.

“That’s definitely not going to happen,” said Ballard, executive director of the nonprofit Family Housing Management, who said that water has at times dripped into some residents’ rooms.

House Democrats have begun investigating HUD’s management of the shutdown, criticizing the department’s “failure” to salvage the expiring contracts ahead of time and questioning what happened to $400 million in backup funding for the Section 8 rental assistance program.

Shirley Henderson is having a serious roof leak and I haven’t seen one goddamn GoFundMe page set up to assist her and the rest of the seniors who have been impacted by this latest partial government shutdown. And an investigation has commenced to try and locate $400 million that no one seems to be able to locate that should have been used as backup funding. Here is a suggestion. Go look at what fixtures Ben Carson has had added to his HUD office. I hear tell that Carson and wife, Candy, have been spending our money like they just won the lottery.

This is exactly why we have a government; to steal our money and do nothing that benefits the people the money was stolen from. And yet, all I hear are the moans, whines and wails from those who ‘work’ for the federal government about how they can’t pay their credit card bills, the car payment, car insurance, yada, yada, yada. Go ask your bosses who have stolen ALL our money to ‘give over’ and let you have some of their ill gotten gains or better yet, here is a novel concept. Live within YOUR means. I don’t have a car payment because I SAVE up and buy my cars OUTRIGHT! I have managed to purchase, not one, not two, but three vehicles and I don’t owe a penny on either one of them. I don’t have credit cards, not one and somehow, I manage to get by. I also don’t have a gym membership at ‘Fitness Pro’ because…..and wait for it….I purchased my own treadmill (without the use of credit cards) and if the weather is good, I go outside and walk!!! Can you believe it? And it works! And though I don’t drink coffee, if I did, guess what….AGAIN? I would buy a can of cheap ass coffee and ‘perc’ it my damn self because I am a firm believer in non-conformity. I don’t have to be seen with a Starbucks container in my hand. Fuck Starbucks! But apparently, Starbucks is the very breath in your body! Well, fine. Go on into Starbucks and take along with you that worthless piece of paper that was given to you by your bosses explaining about the shutdown. Maybe Starbucks will take pity on you and give you a cup of their cheapest coffee. At least you will still look like you can pay your damn bills!

Donald Trump IS “The Perfect Storm”

 

What is the ‘perfect storm’ you ask?

The ‘perfect storm’ – a particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors. – wikipedia.org

Donald Trump is most definitely a most negative and unpredictable factor which is why we are in the midst of a particularly bad, critical state of affairs.

So in other words, we are ALL about to die! Not two years from now, not one year from now, but this year because we are ALL going to be homeless, hungry, sick and destitute. Trump has managed, in just two years, to bring damn near everyone in America to their knees. 

His own government workers are calling in sick as in TSA personnel at the airport because they have been working without pay and have decided to apply for other ‘temporary jobs’ in order to tide them over. You know, those people who were put in place to keep you safe from terrorists by feeling you up real good and x-raying you before you board a flight and dispensing with your  unopened toothpaste because, well…that could be a bomb. Apparently, people often brush their teeth with bombs. Soon, no one will be concerned about your toothpaste or will they just make you wait in even longer lines before you are allowed to board that plane? Does this give you a clue to the fact that you are not being felt up or x-rayed because of terrorists, you are being felt up and x-rayed because the government can get away with doing this since you have been frightened into believing in some non-existent shadowy bogeyman even as your own government is more of an enemy to you than any other entity or ‘human’ on this planet could ever be since if the government refuses to pay the TSA agents, then that must mean that they are non-essential personnel. Just because they were ordered to report to work means nothing especially seeing as how it should have been expected that those workers would eventually have to do something to keep their lives from exploding into homelessness and hunger and no one gives a flying fart about that who are sitting all up in the White House and in the halls of congress.

But nevertheless, word is that some of you, because Trump demands a border wall, will not have to be felt up because there are not enough TSA workers to feel you up because they are calling in sick since they are not getting paid and can you believe it? The mortgage is still due, the gas and electric bills are still due and food needs to be put on the table for their families to eat. There are medical bills that need to be paid, car insurance, home owner’s and renter’s insurance need to be paid and the list is endless. But everything must grind to a halt because we need a border wall! Another sad fact is that government employees are maxing out their credit cards to keep afloat and when those are maxed out, they cannot even apply for food stamps, nor are they going to get their tax refund checks. Ain’t that something? Meanwhile, we all just wail and moan and gnash our teeth and max out the credit cards. It’s ALL good!

Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences

Food stamps for 38 million low-income Americans would face severe reductions and more than $140 billion in tax refunds are at risk of being frozen or delayed if the government shutdown stretches into February, widespread disruptions that threaten to hurt the economy.

The partial shutdown has cut off new funding to the Treasury Department and the USDA, leaving them largely unstaffed and crippling both departments’ ability to fulfill core functions.

To those of you who qualify for food stamps, I am so very sorry for your upcoming situation, because you won’t be able to put food on the table for your children since a border wall is much more important and as Trump tries to blame the Democrats for the ‘stonewalling’, (no pun intended), he owns this. This shutdown is his baby. The Democrats were not even in power in the House when the shutdown commenced and so how Trump can get away with blaming this fiasco on the Democrats is just beyond me. But then, he always blames his fuck ups on someone or something else. So, I guess he is staying true to form. But as usual, I digress.

How the shutdown is hurting some of America’s poorest families

Most of HUD’s routine enforcement activities have been suspended, including mandatory health and safety inspections of housing for low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities, according to the shutdown contingency plan that HUD posted on its website. Public housing officials say they don’t know how long rental assistance payments will keep coming from the government, and a suspension could put millions of tenants at risk if the shutdown drags on into February. And if there are any problems in providing affordable housing grants to local and state governments, as well as nonprofit groups, there are few people on hand to resolve them, according to one furloughed staffer.

We already knew that the poor would be impacted first. Those who rely on food stamps and those who rely on HUD to help with rent subsidies are going to feel the pinch along with federal workers. The article also goes on to state that the shutdown will most likely make it difficult for HUD to acquire new landlords for the program because they will be unwilling to rely on what has proven to be unreliable; rent subsidies from the federal government.

This is just too horrible for words because I started blogging to bring attention to the plight of the homeless and I had to throw HUD under the bus, multiple times for their failure to maintain adequate, decent, safe and sanitary housing for mostly poor and disabled people. HUD has also failed tremendously in even putting a dent in eliminating homelessness which was supposed to have been its mission. And yet, homelessness is skyrocketing. Tent cities have formed all across America and now add to that, the folks who are housed, but who are now finding that they are sitting on a branch that’s about to break and send them spiraling back down into homelessness again. All over a border wall.

And all Trump can say to what he set in motion is:

Trump “said he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time — months or even years,” according to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who spoke to reporters in the White House driveway.
“Absolutely I said that,” Trump affirmed from the Rose Garden shortly afterward. “I don’t think it will, but I’m prepared.”
We don’t have months and we certainly don’t have years because there will be nothing left for anyone to want to attempt a border crossing to get. Thus far, there has been not one thing that could get the brain dead American sheeple to get up off their lazy, apathetic and complacent butts, but as this shutdown continues, more and more besides the poor and federal workers will feel the impact and as this snowball rolls down hill, it will get bigger and bigger and soon everyone will get caught up and when it explodes, it ain’t gonna be pretty!
Some mortgage loans are being held up due to the shutdown and so people are not able to close on houses. The EPA, which is ineffective anyway, is shuttering their doors. The USDA, the same. The IRS, the same. The Treasury Department, the same. And, GASP! even immigration courts have closed! I thought that was what the shutdown was all about, illegal immigration? How could this be? That the Immigration courts have closed when Trump is wreaking this much havoc over a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants from south of the border? Quite obviously, this is not about a border wall, but is all about a controlling, narcissistic, megalomaniac who enjoys being the center of attention and has to get his way even if it means destroying the very ship he captains. Can any of you imagine just how dangerous someone like that is? It would appear that we shall soon see.
Even Immigration courts have closed, forcing judges to indefinitely postpone hearings scheduled months in advance. There is already a backlog of over 800,000 cases. 
And finally, three people have been found dead in national parks that have remained open despite the shutdown. Forestry officials are forwarding letters to the Trump Administration requesting that national parks close due to the fact that there are just not enough forest rangers and other personnel to see to the safety of those who visit the parks as well as the wildlife that inhabit the parks. Toilets have overflowed. Trash is overflowing and the situation is getting more dire by the hour and even though it has been stated that an average of 6 people die each week in national parks, that figure is going to climb if the parks remain open. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration and congress continues in a ‘quien es mas macho‘, or in other words, “who is more macho?” game. One bright spot is that as Rome burns, it will bring capitalism to a screeching halt. Burn Rome, burn!

 

 

No Border Wall Funding? No Problem! Federal Workers Will Work For Free While Trump’s Supporters “GoFundMe” A Border Wall! I Just Cannot Make This Shit Up!

TIJUANA, MEXICO – DECEMBER 17: The U.S.-Mexico border barrier runs to the Pacific Ocean on December 17, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. Many of the thousands of migrants who have arrived to the border city in a caravan had planned to request political asylum in the United States after traveling more than 6 weeks from Central America. U.S. border officials only process a limited number of asylum cases per day, leaving many migrants to choose between crossing illegally or possibly waiting for months in shelters in Mexico for U.S. asylum hearings. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

 

Why oh why can’t I click my heels three times and wake up from this nightmare?!!

Shutdown Forces TSA Agents to Work Without Pay During Busiest Travel Period of Year

TSA employees, who are part of the Department of Homeland Security, are some of about 400,000 “essential” federal workers who will work without pay until the government shutdown ends.

TSA will be fully staffed with officers, explosives experts and inspectors, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said, according to TIME. While federal employees are typically given back pay for their work during shutdowns, there is “no guarantee” that workers will be paid, Farbstein said.

So, let me get this straight, Trump and the republicans had TWO WHOLE years to come up with a budget that would include funding for Trump’s demand for a southern border wall since he obviously has not heard that the states that border Mexico( Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) are loaded down with tunnels underneath them that have enabled those from Central and South America to come to America. What the hell would a wall do to stop that? Nothing! And now Trump is blaming the newly elected democrats, who haven’t even been seated yet, for the government shutdown, which isn’t really a government shutdown since federal employees are working without pay and I’ve also heard that states are paying to keep federal parks up and running. For the love of !!!

And to add even more insanity into this mix, $14 million has been raised for Trump’s border wall by a GoFundMe page started by an Iraq war veteran, who should be using that money to help out his fellow vets who are fucked up mentally and physically and who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness, but instead, the money is to be given to the White House in order to help with the building of Trump’s border wall! Some days, I don’t even want to get up, much less read the news out of this insane asylum that IS AmeriKKKa! What the hell??!!!!

What a Border-Wall GoFundMe Campaign Says About America

Several crowdfunding campaigns have popped up to collect money for the wall directly from Trump supporters online, with the purported intent of passing that money to the White House or the Department of Homeland Security. The most successful one, a GoFundMe started by an Iraq War veteran with a background in Facebook accounts that trafficked in conspiracy theories, has raised more than $14 million. It aims to raise at least $1 billion.

No other country on the face of this planet has as many nutcases as Amerikkka has. Who else would do this stupid shit? Who else would sit still for this shit??!! Who would just go on into work, knowing they are not going to get paid and may never get paid for the hours they are putting in while at the same time, are very much aware that the mortgage is still due, the gas and electric need to be paid? Groceries need to be bought, insurance needs to be maintained and the kiddies are expecting a great Christmas and yet mommy and daddy are working for nothing because Donald Trump is in the White House pouting over the fact that those mean, mean democrats refuse to fund a border wall when even his republican counterparts refused to do the very same thing for the last two goddamn years and so now it’s shut down the government time???!!!!!

To ALL the countries and nations of the world, are you taking note of this insanity? Have you finally realized what you are up against? You are dealing with lunatics who should ALL be behind bars for the rest of their natural lives because there is no cure for such an advanced stage of lunacy among so many millions of people. It is contagious, as you can plainly see! All Amerikkkans have the disease of Advanced End Stage Lunacy! For why else would this crazy shit be going down?

Instead of refusing to head for jobs for which they are not getting paid and may never get paid, federal employees are showing up for work like they have not a care in the world. Instead of locking Donald Trump’s crazy ass up, the other nuts in the White House and in the halls of congress are playing games with the supreme lunatic over a useless ass border wall which, I am sure, the Indians wish it had been as simple as building a wall in order to keep this type of shit from crawling over here. Every single day, there is yet another cabinet member who has quit. Every single day, there is yet another scandal of someone close to Trump heading to court or to prison. Every single day, there is an even more serious problem or dilemma than the previous day. I have never seen the like in all my born days. And yet, not only is this lunatic still sitting in the Oval Office, he is contemplating his next term. With the shit hitting the fan after only two years inside a Trump presidency, what is going to be left to preside over in one year, much less six more??!!

There is also talk about a bear market, a recession and who the hell knows what else! No wonder India, China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa have formed the BRICS nations and are trying to get their act together and dismiss this fucked up shit over here. Amerikkkans are done for. There is not enough cognitive brain function among two adults to even realize how fucking insane and stupid these fucktards are over here!

To the rest of the world! Read this shit and weep! And then get YOUR shit together and leave this fucking shithole to sink like the damn Titanic it is! But take this shit over here seriously??? Don’t fucking ever!

Climate Change, Caused By Whites, Is Going To Affect Every Single American Or So Says The Federal Government Despite What Trump Says To The Contrary

© Provided by Atlantic Media Company

 

A report was just released by the federal government of the Unites States of America that is massive and dire regarding climate change.

 The report warns, repeatedly and directly, that climate change could soon imperil the American way of life, transforming every region of the country, imposing frustrating costs on the economy, and harming the health of virtually every citizen.

Now, the sea is lifting above its shore, the harvest is faltering, and the seasons arrive and depart in disorder.

The report tells this story, laying simple fact on simple fact so as to build a terrible edifice. Since 1901, the United States has warmed 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat waves now arrive earlier in the year and abate later than they did in the 1960s. Mountain snowpack in the West has shrunk dramatically in the last half-century. Sixteen of the warmest 17 years on record have occurred since 2000.

Unfortunately, this report came out on the worst possible day of the year because millions of Americans are out shopping and contributing to the cause of climate change by driving to Walmart, JC Penney, the twelve Sears and Kmart stores that are still open, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Toys R Us(which was said to have all closed but miraculously opened just in time for Black Friday), Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and for those who are extremely poor, they took the bus to Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Holla If You Only Got A Dollar and Dollar General. The intrepid souls who intend to build something are at Home Depot, Menards and Lowes. But everyone besides yours truly is out shopping for bargains that, apparently, are only available on Black Friday. And even though many are hoarders who need therapy, that will not stop them from continuing to amass a shitload of useless, plastic junk from China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and elsewhere. They are clearly of the impression that climate change is not going to impact them at any time and so, drive, baby drive. Consume, baby consume and the piper shall never be paid. Oh, what fools!

The report goes on to state that unlike what Donald Trump would have us believe, the climate is not going to just “change back.” I wish I could state that I am so surprised he even uttered such nonsensical bullshit, but that would be a lie. Nonsensical bullshit is about all Donald Trump is capable of with his so obvious limited intellect. But nevertheless, even the feds can no longer deny that humans are wreaking havoc on this planet and that more plant and animal life will become extinct. Some are already extinct and where they went, so too shall ‘humans’ and the two-legged white parasites that set this all in motion. Unfortunately, the poor humans will suffer first, but eventually even those who have managed to amass a fortune will be impacted. Oh my bad, that has already started since I do believe that many ‘celebrities’ lost their homes in this most recent California wildfire season.

So, for those of you who just got back in from shopping, all that plastic can buy along with your ass is going to float away. In a few months, we shall be reading headline after headline detailing massive flooding, mudslides, wildfires out-of-control, again, earthquakes and thousands rendered homeless because of this.

This bears repeating.

“The report warns, repeatedly and directly, that climate change could soon imperil the American way of life, transforming every region of the country, imposing frustrating costs on the economy, and harming the health of virtually every citizen.”

So in essence this report is letting you know that despite your ‘American exceptionalism’, you are still going to be impacted by what you helped set in motion. No one is going to escape, unscathed. No one. That includes you, not just the homeless man, not just the Black man, not just the Indian man. This shit is coming for your ass as well. You are more than likely going to see your doctor’s house floating down the goddamn street along with his Bentley and his Maserati. Because make no mistake, the tents of the homeless will not be the only items floating away. And those who are in the trailer park are going to find plenty of company as we ALL try and find a big rock to hang our ass out to dry on. Your SUVs and GMC trailblazers and Jeeps are not going to make any difference when trying to drive through rising flood waters.

FEMA(Federal Emergency Management Agency) wants you ALL to know this, don’t even think about expecting them to assist you. That agency has stated that it is already assisting with more than 700 disaster incidents and is overwhelmed. They don’t even have the means to set you up in a trailer park. Ain’t that something? You can’t even become trailer park trash. And believe me, you will soon be fighting for that dubious distinction.

Google wants you to know that their personal assistant will be of no use to you, no matter how many times you request help from it. Alexa and Siri will be useless. Requesting an Uber or a Lyft? Don’t even bother.  No Airbnb is going to be available because someone else’s home will also be floating down the goddamn street. Your ‘smartphone’ is going to state, “out of network coverage range,” that is until it goes dead. But if you still remember how to write, then you can do just what the folks who are dealing with the wildfires in California are doing. They have gone back to using old fashioned, handwritten bulletin boards to advertise that they are looking for lost loved ones.

Enjoy this fool’s paradise while you can because ask those who had to actually and literally run for their lives  from “Paradise, CA” they’ll tell you, this shit ain’t fucking playing with your ass. You’ve still got the ability to drive to Walmart, but an end to that is coming. You’ve still got the ability to order some shit from Amazondotcom, but even Jeff Bezos has stated that Amazon is not going to be here for the long haul.

Jeff Bezos to employees: ‘One day, Amazon will fail’ but our job is to delay it as long as possible

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told employees, in response to a question at an all-hands meeting last week, that the company is not “too big to fail.”

Amazon, along with Jeff Bezos’ ass is going to fail along with everything else and it’s got not a goddamn thing to do with Amazon not being too big to fail, but has everything to do with the fact that Amazon’s warehouses are costing cities more than they think. When it rains, there is nowhere for water to go except into homes, businesses, schools and any other building standing when concrete has been poured in massive amounts in order to build warehouses. When whites decided that build, baby build was a good thing and when whites decided that more highway lanes would help with gridlock, whites put paid to living in harmony with this planet. 

You see, there is no use in dancing around the fact of who is to blame for climate change. We ALL know who. The Indians were living as one with this planet. The Maoris in New Zealand were living as one with this planet. The Aborigines in Australia were living as one with this planet. The Africans were living as one with this planet. And who came along and decided that living as one with this planet was the most fucked up thing to do? Enter whitey pasty ass! Whitey pasty ass has done not a one of us innocents, a fucking favor. Their mantra is “Capitalism is the word of today, tomorrow and waaaaay into the future!” Those arrogant parasites have doomed us all and yet, they are the ones who are still building more warehouses, building more upscale condos and gated communities, driving huge pickup trucks and SUVs and whose homes will be lit the fuck up enough for the lights on the McMansions to be seen from space. Yep, their Christmas decorations have got to outdo their neighbors.

But the day is going to come when you and your Christmas lights and your McMansions and Hemi-powered pickup trucks and SUVs are floating down the goddamn street. Your arrogance will be rewarded when you are reduced to trying to find some damp ground on which to erect a tent and since you love camping, you should feel right at ‘home’ until the next flood, that is. And there will be a next one. You’ve seen to that!

Yes indeed, the U.S. government is still trying to hide the fact of climate change from the ignorant, stupid Amerikkkans by posting the report on Black Friday where it was sure to be missed. But what won’t be missed is the fact that the shit you buy is soon going to be just as waterlogged as your ass. Think on that while you wrap shit that’s just as doomed to a watery grave as you are or to an inferno caused by your own damn arrogance in thinking that you have all the answers when whites are just about the dumbest shits to ever slither all across this godforsaken planet that they have managed to destroy. Keep listening to that buffoon in the Oval Office and when your ass is asking him for some damn help, what do you suppose he is going to do? Throw you some goddamn paper towels like he did to the people of Puerto Rico and to those who were impacted by the California wildfires, his solution to their problems is to give them some rakes. “Rake that fire on outta your way,” so says Donald Trump. Who the hell needs Allstate when you’re obviously “in good hands” with Donald Trump?

Oh, and one more thing. Since I’m ever the helpful one, shortly after the Christmas holiday season, you will begin getting other reports stating that your credit/debit card was hacked. The hacking never stops, but you don’t really care and so, never mind, full speed ahead which also can be said for climate change.

A Badge Of Shame: The Government’s War On America’s Military Veterans — The Most Revolutionary Act

Originally posted on peoples trust toronto: Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat.” – Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. In the United States, however, we take…

via A Badge Of Shame: The Government’s War On America’s Military Veterans — The Most Revolutionary Act

 

From the article:

“In recent years, military servicemen and women have found themselves increasingly targeted for surveillance, censorship, threatened with incarceration or involuntary commitment, labeled as extremists and/or mentally ill, and stripped of their Second Amendment rights.

An important point to consider, however, is that under the guise of mental health treatment and with the complicity of government psychiatrists and law enforcement officials, these veterans are increasingly being portrayed as threats to national security.”


So do you still want to enlist? Do you still believe the bullshit that you are protecting ‘freedom and democracy and rights’ even as you are left without any of the aforementioned because we never had any to begin with regardless of what patriotic bullshit they fed you? Think for yourselves! It is not a novel concept. People had been doing it for years too numerous to count, but I guess since new technology has come down the pike and ‘smartphones’ have taken the place of brains as has Alexa and Siri and whatever else is out there called, a ‘personal assistant’, no one can think for themselves anymore.

Read the entire article and get a clue! Those folks who are welcomed into the U.S. military, whereupon completing their stint, they are discharged, but are also scrutinized, apparently, since they have been deemed, a threat since they know the shit that the United States government via the U.S. military has done all across this godforsaken planet.

If they can label all former service men and women as mentally ill, then who is going to take seriously what they have to say as it pertains to war crimes and other horrors that have been committed in our name and for what? ‘Freedom and democracy and rights’? Fucking shut the hell up already about that shit because it is all just bullshit. We don’t have ANY goddamn rights. We never had any rights and we never will. But go ahead! Continue to sign on the dotted line and if you don’t get your ass kicked overseas, come on back here and get your ass kicked by the very shits that sent you overseas. They know you’re fucked up in the head. They just don’t want you spouting off at the mouth about the shit they made you do in foreign lands and here on Amerikkkan soil. If they don’t kill your ass, they will make sure that you are viewed as a mentally ill extremist and the elephant in the room is that you are exactly what they say you are. Witness the headlines out today!

California shooting suspect was a decorated Marine veteran

Nov 8 (Reuters) – The man suspected of killing 12 people in a bar in a Los Angeles suburb was a decorated Marine Corp machine gunner deployed in Afghanistan who had several prior brushes with law enforcement, police and Marine officials said on Thursday.

Ian David Long, who also died in the attack late Thursday, was 28 years old and lived in Newbury Park, a prosperous suburb of Californian bungalows and tidy front lawns, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Borderline Bar & Grill where the shooting took place.

Long joined the Marines in 2008 and rose to the rank of corporal before leaving active service in 2013, Joseph Butterfield, a Marine spokesman, wrote in an email.

He served in the war in Afghanistan for seven months beginning in late 2010, the Marine Corp said, and was awarded multiple ribbons, commendations and medals.

Ian David Long, dead at 28, once lived in his nice prosperous suburb with nice, tidy lawns where there were no Black folks around to be bothered with and yet, he felt the need to join the U.S. military and murder people he’d never even laid eyes on over in Afghanistan. The U.S. military then promptly fills his chest with multiple ribbons, commendations and medals and upon serving his stint, he gets a discharge and now, he’s made headlines for shooting up a bar full of people he didn’t even know. What’s the matter? He can shoot some people he didn’t know over in Afghanistan, but once he comes back to Amerikkka, he must be able to turn the ‘kill switch’ off and resume a ‘normal’ life(whatever the hell that is these days) as though he had worked for the Post Office and had not been in the U.S military where he was trained to kill? You people are really stupid if you can believe that a person who has been given a weapon, was trained on how to use that weapon and was told he’d better use it on ‘the enemy’ which is whomever the U.S. government points a finger at and told to “Get to shooting!” can just resume life as he had lived it before joining the military. Yeah! He’s going to be alright! All he needs is to come back to his nice little suburb and relax and look fondly upon ALL his ribbons, commendations and medals that were bestowed on him for murdering people he didn’t even know. Don’t forget that he is also looking fondly upon that weapon that was put into his hands by the U.S. military. Well, he did, right up until either he was killed by first responders or he killed himself. I guess they’re still trying to sort that out.

When are you going to stop feeding these people some patriotic bullshit about honor and bravery and sacrifice and freedom and liberty and rights when that’s not why warmongers are sending young American teenagers into warzones? Warmongers, who represent U.S. in the halls of congress and in the White House are sending our children to their death or into mental illness diagnoses to further enrich their coffers and you stupid motherfuckers had better start realizing that fucking fact! Donald Trump’s draft-dodging ass was too smart to ever get himself drafted to fight for some bullshit, but now he wants to take umbrage with some NFL players for kneeling, claiming that they are disrespecting the troops who ‘serve’ in the most murderous military on the face of this planet that even he refused to ‘serve’ in. Another fact is that many of these mentally ill killers join the police force and are corrections officers and are tormenting and killing people over here just as they did those in foreign lands.

Even though the original article claims that the U.S. Government has declared ‘war’ on those who have ‘served’ in the U.S. military and are now deemed a threat because they know the truth in that we are fed lies, lies and damned lies about why there are over 700 military bases stationed all across this planet costing trillions of dollars a year doing fuck all, the fact of the matter is that those who ‘serve’ in the U.S. military are never ‘free’ from war even after they are discharged. They have been turned into ‘killing machines’ and there is no ‘off switch’. Both are wrong; the U.S. government and those who sign on the dotted line.

And I don’t ever want to hear that mess about how the poor people join the military as a means to escape poverty. Ian David Long does not fit that profile and so that makes a lie out of why many join the military. Maybe there are those who join in an attempt to escape poverty, but I have also read that newly enlisted grunts start out receiving wages that still qualify them for food stamps. So much for escaping poverty.

Another mass murder and this time, twelve victims and the shooter was a highly decorated marine veteran who was WHITE and who was from a prosperous suburb in California. And yet whites loudly proclaim that Black people are the problem. Are you motherfuckers really that fucking stupid, ignorant and racist? Never mind answering. I know the answer. Yes, you motherfuckers are! Suck it!

 

 

We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

Today has been difficult for me. Last night as I watched the midterm election results pour in, the hope and joy I felt of the possible restoration of America as I once knew it was quickly replaced by a deep sadness. I, like many people last night, expected a “blue wave” or the overwhelming election […]

via We Can’t Make America Great Again — From Queen to Queens

 

Every single word is right on point! I could not have said it better if I tried. Even though this stolen nation was never great, this young lady brings home her point.

And I will admit, I didn’t even bother voting. I had too much to do. I have not been blogging lately because I have been out in the trenches taking poor sick people to appointments, to grocery shop, to pick up their children from daycare and the list is endless because so many are living in ‘food deserts’ and public transportation is a joke that isn’t at all funny.

While those of you who were standing in line voting, hoping that whites would get their collective act together and disassociate themselves from who and what they are, there were those of us out there doing what we can with what we have because we know ‘whites’. We don’t want to, but we do. Those of us who are descendants of slaves have been on the receiving end of racism, bigotry, prejudice, hatred and violence since our ancestors were dragged here and only through the advent of technology has the world been made aware of our plight in Amerikkka, not that it’s done us any obvious good, nor will it. We have to help one another. No politician on the local, state or national level is going to do a damn thing about a damn thing besides line their pockets by continuing to sell us out since they are owned by corporations and we ALL know how corporations are treating their ‘workers’.

I have heard that women made inroads in the political field  and the LGBTQ community did likewise. Well now, ain’t that just something. Every other ‘group’ will always make headway but those of us who are descended from slaves, we best sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up because a white supremacist’s bullet has our name all over it and the murder of us by them is sanctioned by a government that will never truly be a representative government to us because if we have to be declared ‘citizens’ by amendments to the Constitution, then what does that tell you? I’ll give you a hint. Several prominent politicians and wannabe politicians have made statements in essence saying that “slavery was the best era in Amerikkkan history.” The sad fact of the matter is, what has changed? With three million Black men and women locked up in cages, slavery never went anywhere. It just morphed into the Prison Industrial Complex. Every person who is a descendant of slaves is on lockdown every goddamn day and don’t we ALL fucking know this. We’d better fucking make sure every goddamn light on our vehicles is in functioning order because if not, we are going to be pulled over and nine times out of ten, shot for “failing to comply with orders barked at us by a member of the Klan.”

Who the hell is going to do a damn thing about the school-to-prison pipeline? No member of congress is. We have got to go into our schools and mentor our children. Take those smartphones away from them and put a book into their hands. Who is going to open the prison doors and free our brothers and sisters? No member of congress is. We have got to become lawyers and defend our own in a system set up to send us straight to prison because many of us are too poor to afford a good attorney and so we end up with a public defender. Who in unholy hell thinks that a white parasite paid by the ‘state’ is going to do a damn thing to help a descendant of slaves stay out of jail over some bullshit ass charges? Are we even helping our elderly neighbor get to a doctor’s appointment or asking her if she needs to be taken to the grocery store or to run an errand? There is plenty that we can do. It does not have to be anything big. We don’t need a big, huge church building and a 501c exemption. Churches aren’t the answer. Religion isn’t the answer because if it was, would the shit that’s going down today, be going down if religion is the answer? Hell fucking no! The money that the Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, Rabbi and the like take from the blind, the stupid and the gullible all goes where? You see ANY evidence of church funds helping out the community? Oh, they’ll dole out some expired canned goods, but that’s about it. Why is homelessness so problematic when we have palaces of worship all across this godforsaken country doing fuck all about it? I wish to hell I thought I’d step foot inside one of those palaces of hypocrisy and sit up and listen to dog shit from a pedophile or another hypocrite who is preaching at me about sin and who is, after church service, fooling around on his wife with one or two of the ushers.

Black folks, despair is for those who have no hope. As long as there is someone in need in the ‘Black community’, there is someone who could come to their assistance. Why can’t that ‘someone’ be you? To sit somewhere and moan about the outcome of an election is foolish. You should have known that whatever the outcome, the same problems that existed before the election would continue to exist. Politicians don’t care about us. And you can see that whites are so damn stupid and filled with hatred that even after voting, they have no home to go back to or if they do, they don’t even have dental coverage or adequate health insurance, but that’s fine because according to those fools, ‘white supremacy’ is going to take care of ALL of their issues. Just ask those white folks down in Florida who are still reeling from Hurricane Michael. Many of them are homeless, fucked up and would still vote for Trump if only they could have gotten to a polling place because hate TRUMPS everything, including sickness, homelessness, joblessness and hunger.

So, Black folks, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and realize that if we don’t get our act together, we will never thrive. We should never look to a politician of ANY stripe to help us because since when have they ever??!!! Get real! What you need to do, you won’t do and if you continue down this path, expect despair, hopelessness and death. It need not be this way, but until we understand that looking out for one another is our only hope,  we will continue to be disappointed on ‘Election Day’ and every day thereafter.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a little poem I wrote for Election Day 2016. I titled it:

I Voted!

I voted……..in my sleep.
 Stood in line with the other sheep
as we were prodded, one by one.
Oh I voted, but I voted for none.
Yes, into that voting booth, I went,
made my mind up to some extent.
I threw my ballot on the dirty floor,
said I’d never vote for a war whore.
 And that no bigot would get my vote,
I’d rather drown in a goddamn moat.
The security guards escorted me out,
told me I was crazy, without a doubt.
 But that’s okay because I had my say
on the 6th of November; election day!
Don’t do as I did and vote in your sleep,
head out the door like good little sheep.
Cast your vote for your favorite clown,
and I’ll sit back and watch as you drown
in piles of shit that they fling your way,
because you voted on election day!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland

So now you can say that you voted FOR the pile of shit that those politicians will heap on your plate. Not me, never that. Not again. I learned my lesson.

 

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell Whose Net Worth Is $22.8 Million And Who Recently Called For Cuts To Social Security And Medicare Disputes His Bill At Cuban Restaurant, “Havana Rumba”

 

While dining out at Havana Rumba, a Cuban restaurant in Louisville Friday night, Mitch McConnell and wife, Chao were disrupted from their dining experience by a man who has been hailed, a “hero” for calling the senator out on his comments that he intends to call for cuts to Social Security and Medicare since they, in his opinion, are why there is a huge budget deficit. That is not true, but Americans do tend to believe the lies put out by those they elect to political office. However, thankfully, one man was not falling for the lies put out by Mitch McConnell that Social Security and Medicare are the sole cause for the budget deficit.

The hero of the hour, who remains nameless at the writing of this blog, bellowed these words at the senator, “Why don’t you get out of here?  Why don’t you leave the entire country?” Whereupon Republican Senator Mitch McConnell flagged down a waiter and requested to speak with the establishment’s manager in order to have his bill disputed down to $0. When asked why McConnell thought that he should pay nothing for his and his wife’s meal, the senator responded, “Like Social Security and Medicare is causing a huge budget deficit, so too would my paying for this meal cause a huge deficit in my net worth of $22.8 million and to avoid this, I would rather not pay for the meal.” The manager understood and declined to charge McConnell and his wife for the meal. The next couple would have an added tax placed on their credit card charge for their meal to make up for the cost of the McConnell’s meal.

And there’s this … the woman who shot the video says before McConnell left there appeared to be some dispute over the bill. They talked to the waiter and restaurant manager and apparently resolved it.

You see, having a net worth of $22.8 million and knowing how to not ever need to touch it since it is so easy to dispute EVERYTHING when you are a senator of longstanding who has engaged in taking bribes and kickbacks for so many years from corporations, you become a pro at making sure that your net worth remains untouched even as you deplete the net worth of others, namely those who would rely on Social Security and Medicare to help them through their retirement years even as Mitch McConnell feeds at the taxpayer trough himself, helping himself to designer health care, a yearly salary of $193,400 and a six figure income for life even when he retires from the senate. So, what need has he for Social Security and Medicare when he’s got a wife who is rich on her own account and whose money he has also made use of even as he sits in a restaurant and disputes the cost of their meal.

He cares nothing for the senior who already has to sometimes go without food or medicine and who has to bankrupt themselves to pay the portion of medical expenses that even Medicare does not pay for while he enjoys a six figure income for life thanks to us taxpayers while he leaves untouched his $22.8 million since he also enjoys, at taxpayer expense, designer health care coverage that we can only dream of.

And let me clear up one thing right now. Social Security and Medicare are not responsible for why those corrupt criminals in Washington have caused a huge budget deficit. Their ‘pork’ programs that they throw in bloated budgets to be signed into law are partly responsible for a bloated budget, not to mention, a bloated military budget that funds useless aircraft that don’t even fly and that have had to be taken back to the drawing board to figure out why not. Social Security and Medicare are PAID FOR BY CONTRIBUTIONS OF ALL WHO WORK and since the republicans have been shouting, especially Donald Trump, that the unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent and is the lowest since December 1969, then how can Social Security and Medicare cause the budget deficit when practically everyone is working? The republicans want their cake and eat it too. You cannot state that the reason the budget deficit is so huge is because of two programs that are paid for by people working while at the same time state that the unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent which would mean that the programs are being paid for and therefore, are not outrageous entitlements that are lacking funding. Also of note, Social Security has been raided by almost every Administration going back as far as Ronald Reagan.  The Social Security surplus revenue was used for wars, tax cuts and other government programs. The money was stolen and never put back and now that baby boomers are retiring, our ‘elected’ criminals are trying to place the blame elsewhere and not where it belongs, on the White House and the halls of congress.

Remember, it is NO lie that whenever a politician’s lips are moving, that politician is lying and Mitch McConnell is the perfect example of a lying politician. With a net worth such as his and yet, he is sitting somewhere attempting to obtain a ‘free’ meal from hard workers at a restaurant even as he seeks to deny those workers the right to their money when they retire. He is a shameless reptile and may he slither out of the senate the next time he is up for re-election and if not, what is wrong with the people of Kentucky? You folks don’t need Social Security and Medicare? For your sake, I hope not because as long as you continue to elect the likes of Mitch McConnell, you won’t have to worry about those programs being around if you should need them!

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare

 

Actually by doing this, McConnell is engaging in great strategy right before the Midterm elections. You see, by calling for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, this is sure to get the baby boomers in an uproar which will likely lead them to head to the polls in record numbers to vote for Democrats, which will then give the Democrats control of the House. This will in turn aid the Republicans by the time 2020 gets here and Donald Trump is up for re-election because then McConnell and his GOP cronies and Donald Trump can say that they got not a goddamn thing accomplished because Democrats dug their heels in and refused to pass any legislation. That is excellent strategy because why else would you stand up and loudly proclaim your intent to cut Social Security and Medicare a mere two weeks before the Midterms? You wouldn’t unless you wanted the opposite party in control of the House so that then you could claim that the Democratic party was holding up Donald Trump and the GOP from making any headway in passing bills because otherwise, this would be considered, “political suicide.” And even though baby boomers are dying off, there are still enough of them left to vote and make a difference at the polls because if there is one thing baby boomers will do, and that is to vote if they believe that Social Security and Medicare is being threatened.

After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut and signing off on a $675 billion budget for the Department of Defense, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

“It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said of the deficit, which grew 17 percent to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018. McConnell explained to Bloomberg that “it’s a bipartisan problem: Unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.” The deficit has increased 77 percent since McConnell became majority leader in 2015.

The republicans just implemented a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich, increased spending on the military which already has a bloated budget and yet, Mitch McConnell is stating that Social Security and Medicare are what is needed to be cut? Talk about outrageous lies, that right there is one hellacious outrageous lie! And to make it seem even worse, Social Security and Medicare are considered ‘entitlements’. Another play on words since who could be more ‘entitled’ than members of Congress who enjoy designer health care and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of a salary FOR LIFE for doing fuck all? You see Mitch McConnell can destroy Social Security and Medicare because he knows that he will never NEED to make use of those programs of which millions of Americans pay into their entire working lives. So how can Social Security and Medicare be considered an ‘entitlement’ by ANY stretch of the imagination when people are paying into both programs? It cannot. But just as ‘liberal’ has been declared, a ‘dirty’ word, so has Social Security and Medicare been given designations as ‘entitlements’ to make people feel ashamed when they apply for the very programs that exist because they worked and put their hard earned money into. Republicans are shameless reptiles when they can attempt to reduce workers into shameful slogs to be used for their agenda and that agenda in this case being that they intend to cause a “Blue Wave” during the Midterms so that they can indeed, point fingers at the Democrats and call them, “OBSTRUCTIONISTS!” This same, tired old playbook never grows old. They just expect the American people to continue to be bamboozled by their shenanigans. And if we continue to fall for this GOP dog and pony show, then we are indeed, fools.

Both parties have tried their damned best to cut Social Security and Medicare for years but since the republicans are now at the helm and people are getting frustrated with “flaming orange 45’s antics,” it is time to up the ante and mix the shit up, thereby allowing for a “Blue Wave” to take the pressure off Trump and the GOP. They know their shit is raggedy and so they are attempting damage control by galvanizing the baby boomers to give seats to the Democrats. Watch what happens. If the Democrats take the House, which is why Mitch McConnell is calling for cuts to Social Security and Medicare, then the GOP is going to jump up and down in political advertisements come 2020 and exclaim that because the Democrats refused to engage in bipartisanship, nothing was accomplished and so vote a straight republican ticket in 2020. And if that happens, you can best believe that we ALL will be sitting out on the streets, dripping typhus and hookworm, which is already making the rounds in homeless encampments and in areas that are so severely poverty stricken to the point, they are likened to a third world country, which is exactly what the politicians in Washington have in store for ALL of U.S. Don’t believe it? Then bookmark this post and if this is all put in motion, try and find a Wi-Fi signal and pull this page back up in 2020 and I will make a believer out of you.

People, don’t fall for the okie doke AGAIN. Don’t play the fool for these politicians who think of you as less than bugs to be squashed on the sidewalk. They don’t care about any of us and that includes white, Black, middle class, poor, homeless; it makes no difference. Left to them, we shall ALL end up the same way; homeless, sick, broke and dead! America is being destroyed by America’s politicians. We don’t need an overfunded military because no outside force is seeking to destroy America. America is being attacked from within. It is an ‘inside job’. America’s politicians are out to feather their nests at the expense of ours. They are corporate-owned and corporate controlled. They fill you with fear about some shadowy bogeyman in Afghanistan or somewhere when in reality, those people just want Americans out of their country. We would not stand for usurpers from another country to come here and take over and so why should they? Those people had nothing to do with your 9/11. Fear mongering is a strategy both political parties have engaged in because it works. They control us by telling us who our enemy is when we have no greater enemy than worthless, corrupt, criminal politicians and that is why they are busy pointing the finger at others, to get the focus off what they are doing to us all. This November, tell them to shove it up their ass! You are not falling for their lies and that Social Security and Medicare are not the problem, are not the reason there is a huge budget deficit and that no, those programs are not ‘entitlements’. They are there for you because you paid for them. Those ‘entitled’ asses in congress need to get voted the fuck out. Those are the ‘entitled’ assholes! Why do you  think they are called, “career politicians?” There should be no such thing since ‘term limits’ should apply to ALL members of Congress. Wake up and vote that shit out!

‘It’s all gone’: Tiny Florida beach town nearly swept away by Hurricane Michael

Not quite, but it’s getting there!

Now go sailing in that!

 

 Entire blocks of houses were wiped clear off their foundations. The town’s landmark El Governor Motel was gutted, its heated pool and Tiki Bar a pile of detritus, colorful beach umbrellas shredded and upended. The popular RV park looked like a junkyard. Beach houses were pulled off their pilings. Toucan’s, a favorite seafood restaurant, lay in ruin.

Hurricane Michael destroyed her home and killed the love of her life

Hours after Hurricane Michael left her home in ruins, Gayle Sweet refused to leave. Her husband’s body was still trapped in the rubble. They had just reached their front door in an attempt to take shelter, Gayle Sweet said, when an oak tree went down, smashing their home and landing on top of her husband.

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains ‘catastrophic’ damage

 

On Thursday, Air Force officials conducted the first aerial assessment of the base and found extensive damage. A report posted on the base website said the flight line is devastated and every building on the base suffered severe damage, with many considered a complete loss. In addition, the Tyndall marina, the drone runway and Tyndall Elementary School sustained severe damage.

Power and basic utilities have not been restored to the base.

Laidlaw said in the letter to staff that crews will need time to clear trees from roads and repair power lines before anyone returns.

Residents of Florida Coast Increasingly Desperate for Food and Shelter

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. — In this storm-ravaged town, where homes have been battered and even food and water are in short supply, Martha and Lindsay Brown have been sleeping in their car.

Much of the roof of their two-bedroom rental home failed when it was hit by Hurricane Michael’s 155-mile-per-hour winds, and they had no luck when they contacted the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency looking for help.

“They referred us to two shelters, but they were already full,” said Ms. Brown, 60, a former government worker. “There’s nowhere to go.”

Now, isn’t that a great ocean viewWhy look so despondent? Now you have almost an uninterrupted ocean view.

 

“There’s nowhere to go.” Exactly! I told you over and over that the shit that you have done is finally going to come home to roost all up your ass and you are starting to feel the effects of the shit that you have done to others. This is only the beginning. Yeah! Where you gonna go? To “higher ground?” Good luck with that because there is no higher ground. Just ask those who are flooded out in Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and even in Michigan because those in the Midwest are not immune to flooding. Just ask the assholes who study flood levels at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. They and their shitload of graphs and charts and stats are floating down the goddamn street. So, they’ll be of no help to those of you who are moaning and whining that FEMA and the Red Cross are not there to assist you and there are no availability in shelters. Your pasty ass and your houses and vehicles are in deep fucking, relentless water and there is nowhere to go. You set this shit in motion and so deal with it!

I told you worthless white assholes that all your money would not get you what you need; a heart, compassion, empathy and selflessness. For how could it when you depraved demons are the devil’s own spawn and there is nothing filling your pasty shell except heartlessness, depravity, barbarity, hatred, brutality, prejudice, self-entitlement, and an absurd sense of superiority. But your superiority is no match for a hurricane, is it? You and your shit are nothing more than pieces of flotsam, drifting around in the wind until finally settling and lying amongst the wreckage of what was once your beachfront homes, SUVs and yachts. And please, rebuild! Rebuild in the very same area and watch it all wash away, AGAIN! And for the pasty bitch whose husband got treed, get married again, get the tree out of the old trailer, remove that one and place another one in the exact same spot. Why doncha and then wish for the very best. But that is not what you are going to get.

What’s actually quite funny is the fact that even an air force base has been destroyed. Who needs ISIS or Osama bin Laden when a hurricane will do the job? How the fuck can the government fix shit for ordinary folks when the shit that’s supposed to be in place to help in disasters, needs help? I hope the whole world is watching this fucking disaster called Amerikkka get its ass kicked by a hurricane. Here we have a military installation having to be abandoned by its personnel because they are just not up to handling a hurricane and so how are they supposed to go and fuck up some people in foreign lands when they have to be evacuated from an air force base? That is just beyond absurd and we wonder why the U.S. Military is useless in warzones? This is why. If they are of no use in a natural disaster, how the hell can they defeat some camel herders in Afghanistan? They cannot. Those camel herders in Afghanistan are fucking our dumb military shits up to no end and sending them back here crazy and some more shit! “Power and basic utilities have not been restored to a military base?” Now that beats all. They mean to tell us that the same power lines that are linked to our homes are used by military bases? There is no separate power source available to military bases? There is no special material used in the construction of military base facilities that could withstand hurricane force winds? Seriously? That is down right ridiculous to know that our tax dollars are going to support the latest in technology to keep our military up to par and yet, where is the money going? Because from where I sit, it’s not doing the military any damn good when a hurricane can cause the military to get almost completely destroyed when it is the sole purpose of the military to be deployed in natural disasters as well as wars to help the general population. Those at a military air force base are somewhere getting evacuated themselves because even their shit is fucked up? That should just be beyond comprehending.

No wonder people are sitting somewhere exclaiming, “There’s nowhere to go.” There is not going to be anywhere to go and don’t even look for FEMA or the Red Cross because they are still ‘allegedly’ aiding the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Virginia and so you folks in Florida, sit tight, shut the fuck up and dig in for the long haul because the military has been evacuated out of Tyndall Air Force Base and so that should tell you dumb fucks something right there. If the military has to be evacuated because their shit is so fucked up, they can’t do anything with it, how the fuck do you think they are at the ready to help your pasty ass get some water and some food and what the hell else you need? Oh the moaning and wailing is beginning in earnest. “Where is the government?” “Where is the Red Cross?” “Where is my personal assistant Alexa?” “Where is my electricity?” “When am I going to be able to take a shit and flush it?” Yes indeed, so many questions and the answer. “Shut the fuck up and take a page from the homeless. Get a tent and consider yourselves on an adventure.” You pasty-faced motherfuckers like to camp out and so fucking hop to it, already! So? Your RV is lying on its side, all fucked up and some more shit. Too fucking bad! Hop in through a window, see what you can salvage. You may even be able to salvage the little toilet in there and so sit your ass down and wail good and long while you take a mean shit because since FEMA is not coming for you and the Red Cross told you to “Suck it!” you’ve got a lot of time on your hands to contemplate what you’re going to do now that ALL that your money could buy is now destroyed! Fucking HA HA HA! I’m loving it!

And since you voted for Trump, expect NO help from that orange-colored, racist piece of putrid garbage which I am sure you are smelling right about now, putrid garbage, that is. You see, while you’re sitting down in Florida and in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and numerous other places wondering when the government is going to come and save you, Trump is busy being entertained by Kanye West and when he is not being entertained by coonhead sellouts like West, he is busying holding rallies while lauding confederate army general, Robert E. Lee as a “great general.” “Man was he a good general. And he’s finally being recognized as a great general,” Trump added. Wow! What a racist! What a bigot! Just like those of you who are sitting somewhere wondering why this fool hasn’t sent you some help. He can’t. He’s gone back in history in an attempt to resurrect General Robert E. Lee. In fact, I would not be surprised to hear that Trump intends to hold a séance at the White House in an attempt to “get in touch” with the long dead and roasting on a spit in hell Robert E. Lee who is turning on a spit right next to the one labeled, “Donald J. Trump.”

So, all you racists sitting down in Florida today screeching and wailing that you’ve got no electricity, no running water, no homes and no hope, remember that it is better to live in the past and continue to commemorate those who stood for slavery, genocide, racism, hatred, bigotry and prejudice. You know, the same shit you stand for and the piece of shit you elected to lead you and this fucked up country into what you are looking around seeing today; total destruction. That is what you ALL deserve and you ain’t finished getting what you deserve yet. Not by a long shot! I hear tell that there is yet ANOTHER hurricane forming. So, please rebuild. I do realize that you will not have had time to rebuild before this next hurricane descends on your worthless ass, but eventually get around to rebuilding because I cannot wait to see the exact same occur again. It could not happen to a more deserving bunch of racist, intolerant, right wing parasites! All hail Hurricane Michael and the many hurricanes to come! Thank you Mother Nature for doing for us what we cannot do ourselves and that is to wipe out as many entitled, privileged white trash racist bigots and their shit as you can. My sincere hope and wish is for hurricane after hurricane to descend on your worthless asses. You are no loss, none at all!

Lastly, maybe Trump will deign to throw your damn shitty asses some paper towels to assist with cleanup efforts. Isn’t that what he did to the people of Puerto Rico after two hurricanes devastated that island? Actually that is all entitled white racist trash deserves! Now suck on that!

Freedom Rider: Social Media’s Danger to the Black Left

 

Margaret Kimberley is, once again, saying what I have been saying ALL along.

Of course Black Agenda Report utilizes social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to communicate with readers. Any individual or organization who needs to connect with large groups of people does so as well. But our adversaries know that too and have embarked on unprecedented efforts to diminish black and left voices or silence them altogether. The change was announced quite publicly in November 2016 when the Jeff Bezos owned Washington Post presented the infamous Propornotlist. This anonymous group claimed that some 200 sites, including Black Agenda Report, were susceptible to Russian propaganda, hence the propaganda or not label.

Social media is dangerous precisely because we use it voluntarily. We voluntarily provide personal information to strangers at Facebook, which is seen as harmless and even benign. But Facebook recently decided that planned demonstrations against white supremacists in Washington were created on orders from the Kremlin and removed their information from the site which everyone uses to promote their activity.

The dystopian world of the novel 1984 is here but in an even worse way than Orwell imagined. In his imagination Big Brother interposed himself into the lives of ordinary people. But in 2018 the people are giving their enemies information that may be used to harm them. Humans are loathe to go backwards but that is what we must start considering. We may well have to time travel to the days of rotary phones and pieces of paper. Otherwise we are giving our enemies ammunition that they will surely use.

 

Telling ALL your business on Facebook and tweeting where you are going to be on Twitter and using YouTube to post videos from your home would be great if we had any rights left, but we don’t. The government can come and yank you up out of your chair and haul you away, detain you indefinitely and not ever give you a reason why. Just ask those who are still detained in Guantanamo and in secret facilities stationed all across this planet.

As Margaret Kimberley said, “people are giving their enemies information that may be used to harm them and any individual or organization who needs to connect with large groups of people does so as well. But our adversaries know that too and have embarked on unprecedented efforts to diminish black and left voices or silence them altogether.”

And though I am not on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, or any other social media platform, I also know that what I post on WordPress is and can be used against me at any time. However, with that having been said, I have used this platform to try and discourage people from relying on the very tools we have been relying on in order to pass information back and forth because at least by limiting ourselves as much as possible, we make it harder for so-called ‘Big Brother’ to know our every move. For instance, why do you think I have posted multiple times, the need to use cash instead of opting for that credit/debit card? It is to limit to some extent, our purchase history to those who are targeting us for surveillance. At least with cash, they cannot trace everything we buy, but they most certainly can with credit/debit cards and also, cash cannot be hacked, credit/debit cards are still being hacked even with the chip that’s been newly installed in some of them.

Also, don’t forget that Facebook has allowed third parties to make use of your information without your knowledge and you have been targeted for certain ads based on the information you supplied to Facebook. Many of you have ditched your landline phones and instead opted for smartphones which are touted at every opportunity for a reason; the reason being that every single tap of that phone sends information about you to spy central. The NSA, The CIA, The FBI and god only knows what other governmental agency is gathering data on us to be used against us in case we ever were to get our act together and attempt to beat back against those who are our oppressors. Because make no mistake, they are watching everything we do because there are more of us than there are of them and they are well aware of that fact. Why do you think the police have been told to kill and they will never be found guilty? Because they are the line of defense between us and our oppressors. I would not trust a cop as far as I could throw him/her since they have already sided with those who oppress us all.

There is a reason that we are constantly bombarded with Russia is behind this and Russia did that because then they can claim that our sites are actually controlled by Russian agents and that comments are made by Russian bots and so shut that shit down. Dissent is to be kept in check because an awakened population is a dangerous population. Keep the sheeple distracted and hypnotized and they are unaware of how fucked they are. As long as the smartphones are working and people are playing on Facebook and tweeting on Twitter and sharing photos on Instagram and purchasing upgraded smartphones, all is well. But the minute that shit ceases, there will be hell to pay because then the ‘powers that be’ know that the oppressed people of this world have awakened and are not going to sit still for being spoon fed fake ass employment numbers, false economic figures and they will figure out that they are being fed shit and told it’s caviar.

Go back to landline phones before they are completely phased out. I would suggest that ‘enter the carrier pigeons, but I just read that pigeons are dying out. So, there goes that avenue. However, don’t forget that before the previous few decades, people did manage to come together in massive protests. The Civil Rights Movement is proof of that, the Montgomery Bus Boycott is proof of that. Black people know the deal and we have been trying to teach it to whites since, forever. Even if you have to read back through history as to how people communicated with one another, do that if you can’t remember. But it is essential that we pull back from these so-called ‘social media’ platforms that were designed to spy on us and go back to the basics. It is essential that we ditch this new technology that has hijacked our lives. What serious need have you for Alexa and Siri? It is not too late yet, but we are getting there and I wouldn’t fight against going back if I were you. Believe me, those who pull the strings of the puppet politicians all across this planet do not have our best interest at heart. Just look around. Can’t you tell? From Amazon workers who have to piss in containers in order not to miss deadlines to get your order shipped to you, from Apple product makers overseas who would rather jump out of an 8th story window and commit suicide than continue under horrid working conditions to Walmart workers who have to apply for food stamps to feed their children and Medicaid to get them health care to workers at Disney World and Disney Land who have to live in motels because they don’t make enough to rent even a studio apartment or a room in a rooming house; those people are being shitted on and those of us who are using Apple products, who are shopping at Walmart, who are purchasing everything online from Amazon, who are running to Disney World and Disney Land, are complicit in what the ‘elites’ are doing to those who are in the same predicament that each and every one of us will soon be in. You had better recognize and get with the program that what is happening to them, we are not immune to it happening to us.

We once had sustainable communities where we looked out for one another. We don’t have that anymore. We don’t know who our neighbor is, but yet, we are chatting via Facebook live with someone clear across the planet. What can they do for us when the shit is hitting the fan in our neighborhood? Not a damn thing. Put those overpriced products of distraction down and recognize what is important and what is important is our REAL relationship with the people we live around. Those relationships are what will matter. Do all you can to preserve them. Help your neighbor when you can and you will find that the way things used to be before the advent of the internet, social media and smartphones was the better way. Technology is not our friend and I hope that we will realize this before it is too late.