No “Merry Christmas” For Laid-off Sears Workers, But A $25 Million Dollar Stocking Stuffer Bonus For Sears Execs Who Are Helping To Cause The Collapse Of Sears Holdings (Sears, Kmart)

Americans are pissed off and they are not taking it anymore! Why……just look at the protesting that’s taking place all across America!

Oh damn! My bad! Wrong video! Below is the correct video, I am sure!

There! The above video has just got to be the pissed off former Sears and Kmart workers who would be well within their rights to riot and protest over the loss of their jobs and the affront to their dignity by having to read that Sears Holdings executives are to receive $25 million in bonuses that were approved by a bankruptcy judge while they were given the ole heave ho without even so much as a by-your-leave!

Oh damn! I forgot to read the title of the video since I just assumed that it was the former Sears and Kmart workers who haven’t anything better to do since losing their jobs. But lo and behold, those protesters are in France protesting the austerity measures they are having to contend with thanks in part to a rich  president who looks on them in disdain for their inability to pull themselves up by their bootstraps in order to head to ‘Billionaires Row’!

Why oh why did I think that Americans would ever grow a pair and go the fuck off??!!!

When Sheila Brewer heard Sears got approval to give its executives millions in bonuses, she felt sick to her stomach.

The 47-year-old dedicated 17 years of work to Kmart and was laid off in September as Sears Holdings, which owns Kmart along with its namesake brand, prepared to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Without a job for two months, Brewer says she was emotionally and financially devastated, struggling to make ends meet.

Last Friday, when a U.S. bankruptcy court approved a plan for the company to dole out more than $25 million in bonuses to hundreds of executives and senior-level employees over the next year, the news hit Brewer hard.

“Are you for real?” Brewer says she thought. “What type of world is this? How could the judge say yes?”

The judge who approved the bonuses and who has yet to be declared insane, decided that it was the prudent thing to do seeing as how the executives who were awarded the multi-million dollar bonuses are necessary fixtures at the helm of Sears Holdings because they are doing such a fantastic job and therefore, Sears Holdings needs to hold on to them because bankruptcy is something every company desires. Every single company that opens its doors expects to close them by way of bankruptcy. Employees simply need to get with the program that companies go into business with the hope that it will go bankrupt and so will pay those who caused said bankruptcy, multi-million dollar bonuses. That is how business works and the simple rank and file workers just don’t understand this basic business principle.

Americans simply refuse to get up off their apathetic and complacent asses and get with the program that they need to go the fuck off because no company executive, no judge, no president and no congress gives a shit about them. All you sad asses do is whine about the fact that you just cannot understand why companies are rewarding those who caused a bankruptcy with millions of dollars in bonuses. What is whining and complaining going to do about the situation? Those who have been awarded those multi-million dollar bonuses don’t give a shit for your whining and complaining because they are laughing all the way to Citibank depositing their ill gotten gains while you sit somewhere, chewing on your lip, wondering what you are going to do about Christmas this year. To hell with Christmas! You’ve got much more important things to worry about than some stupid day that comes around once a year preceded by much pomp and circumstance in the form of those same corporations that don’t give a shit about you, touting deep discounts and so come and get your shopping fix. With what? Your unemployment check?

Meanwhile your patron saint of racists, Donald J. Trump, has ordered more restrictions on food stamps.

Trump directs USDA to expand work requirements on food stamps

So, to those of you who have been given the pink slip by Sears and Kmart, better hurry up and get a job quick because if you are able bodied, Trump has stated that since he has accomplished what no other before him has ever accomplished in that he has taken the unemployment rate to the lowest its ever been, then there is no excuse in the world for you to not have a job. Flip those burgers at Sonic, McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s for $7.25 an hour and then go find a cave since boxes and spots to put them are at a premium and then pick up your $10 in food stamps. And don’t whine and complain because you voted for this. This is what you wanted because if not, why then is ‘Bankrupt Don’ the president of this shithole, “The Businessman of Bankruptcies?”

Businessmen are for what? Businesses. And they don’t give a shit for those who make up the rank and file. Just ask the former workers who used to work at Trump casinos in Atlantic City. You can find them aimlessly walking the streets in search of someone, ANYONE who could possibly spare them some change.

Trump’s Taj Mahal had gone through five(5) bankruptcy proceedings; that’s FIVE! And get this, the employees who had a stake in the success of that casino lost their health benefits and their pension and so does anyone wonder why statistics state that Atlantic City, NJ has one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates? 

By the time businessmen like Trump, who are at the helm of these large corporations finish with this collapsing shithole, there won’t be enough left for an ant to tote to its hole in the ground. Meanwhile, ‘illegal’ tent cities will continue to form, typhus and hookworm will continue to be problematic, hungry people will be forming long lines at empty food banks and homeless shelters will have signs on their doors stating, “NO Vacancies!” Americans, since you’ve been cowed and neutered, just dig the goddamn hole already so that whomever’s not yet succumbed can just roll your ass on over into it!

America! The land of the stupid and the home of the afraid!

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 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!

‘Am I in the bad part of town?’ Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets

 

So, tourists are wondering if they have somehow, stumbled into the ‘bad part of town’ because America’s streets are filled with homeless, mentally ill, drug addicts? HA! That is laughable! Tourists can go to any city in any state in America and find the same. America is a shithole! Get used to it tourists or take your tourism dollars and spend them on a country that has not descended into the “Mother of ALL Shitholes!”

It’s something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand.

“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene. Wife is scared to leave hotel now,” wrote an Australian Reddit user Wednesday.

That person isn’t alone. On Sunday, another tourist from Canada asked the San Francisco Reddit community, “Why is this city so terrifying?”

“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ It’s normal. Get used to it because it ain’t going nowhere no time soon because Americans have been conditioned to ignore the poverty stricken, to neglect her most vulnerable citizens, to look at them as a blight instead of as a human being who has fallen on hard times. Yes indeed, come here to America tourists and experience firsthand, what all of us Americans have gotten used to and we just don’t notice anymore. What you tourists see is no longer noticeable to us and so it does not impact us like it would someone who is used to hearing that America is the ‘land of milk and honey’ and therefore, should look the part. Hell! America hasn’t been the ‘land of milk and honey’ for the majority of her ‘citizens’ since day one. Many have just joined their ranks in being outcasts in this stolen nation. America is in her days of reaping what she has sown. Unfortunately, the poor are being impacted first, but they will not be suffering all by themselves for long because the same is coming for the rest of us. The writing is on the wall.

“Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene.”

So, the homeless are right outside Twitter Headquarters? Well ain’t that a bitch? Those of you who are all agog over Twitter and our president’s tweets’, please explain to us why Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted about the conditions right outside his beloved Twitter’s headquarters. For if not for Twitter, how would he keep us informed of his intentions to continue to do what he can to add to the “numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene?” I am quite sure that the Draft-Dodger-In-Chief never tweeted about a murder scene near his beloved Twitter HQ. Oh no! He is too busy telling us how he has made ‘America Great Again!” Apparently, in Twitter Trump’s view, a great America is an America where there is rampant homelessness, poverty, drug addiction, used syringe needles lying around and mentally ill people screaming on the streets at things that are invisible to tourists. Ain’t America great?

“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017. “I saw many people talking to themselves, or to things that weren’t there. Even in a Macy’s, and there weren’t any police officers to help them or do anything about it.”

Ahhh! Someone came all  the way from London and was just appalled that they spent so much money on a trip to America just to see so much poverty and suffering, mental illness and homelessness that it made them want “to leave desperately” and never come back. So Macy’s wasn’t even up to par, eh? Well, it’s probably closing anyway. Haven’t you heard? Brick and mortar stores like Macy’s aren’t faring very well these days what with closures being announced left and right. That poverty thing you know. When there is so much abject poverty, who has money to spend shopping at Macy’s? Ask the folks who closed so many Macy’s stores. They’ll tell ya. Their customer base is drying up like a carcass in Death Valley California.

So, if you want to waste your tourism dollars by coming to America to see what America has descended into, which of course is a shithole, then by all means, come and get a front row seat and witness the descent. Witness the massive homeless problem that has caused tent cities to spring up. Witness how we treat the mentally ill. Witness with your very own eyes, the truckloads of used syringe needles lying around because you see, we have us a really huge heroin crisis going on and much hand wringing is being done about this by the CDC(Centers for Disease Control), but not much else since many of us are so bad off here in America that in order to dull the senses to what IS our reality, we need heroin. We need crystal meth. And the U.S. military gets the job done by protecting those poppy plants over in Afghanistan to send to America to enable us to get that heroin fix so that we can make it through another hellish nightmare of a day here in America. We will blow ourselves up with our meth labs to give the meth junkies another fix so that they too, can lose themselves in the temporary euphoria of a crystal meth high.

This IS America, tourists. Come on over! We welcome you. Someone needs to spend some money at our few remaining brick and mortar stores because we’re not. Haven’t you heard? Thousands of malls have closed or are closing. Oh, we are keeping Dollar Tree open and Dollar General, as well as Family Dollar. But that’s about it, unless you count the thrift stores and the drug dealers. The drug dealers are making out like bandits, but you already know this. You’ve seen plenty of evidence since I am quite sure that no one is so naive as to believe that all of those used syringe needles were there because of diabetics giving themselves insulin shots. Who is that naive?

I am so very glad that America’s dirty little secret has now been exposed for the world to see. I am so very glad that America can no longer take the high road and call other nations and countries, shitholes when this “Mother of ALL shitholes” has not one leg to stand on since they’ve all collapsed and are lying in a heap among truckloads of used syringe needles lying on sidewalks, parking lots, in front of Twitter headquarters, coffee shops and closed department stores all across America. What the tourists saw on San Francisco streets and were horrified over can be found on just about every street everywhere in America. But don’t take my word for it. Come here for a visit! You’ll never want to come back. Just ask this person!

“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017.”

“Desperation,” how aptly it applies to America; hopelessness, despair, distress, pain, agony, torment, torture, misery, wretchedness, defeatism. We are truly a desperate and defeated nation. I wonder….where has that great ‘American exceptionalism’ gone? Oh, my bad! That was just a bullshit PR stunt meant to lull us into feeling good about our descent as we were about to hit rock bottom; bottoming out in poverty, homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction over our despair at ‘life’ in America. What a tourist attraction.

“Am I in the bad part of town?” If you’re in America’, yes you are! Every square mile of it!

While We Are Being Distracted By British Inbred ‘Royal’ Pomp And Foolishness, Millions Of Americans Don’t Earn Enough To Pay For Basic Expenses!

Originally posted on © blogfactory: More than 50 million households in the United States don’t earn enough to pay for basic expenses, including housing, food, health care, transportation and a mobile phone, according to a new study. Combined, these 50.8 million households make up 43 percent of America’s 119 million households, according to the data released…

via Over 50 million US families can’t afford basics like rent and food — The Most Revolutionary Act

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This article brings home the fact that there are over 50 million households in the United States that are having a time making ends meet enough to keep a roof over their family’s head while the mainstream media ‘feeds’ us bullshit about an already divorced half breed and her dysfunctional trailer trash family marrying into inbred ‘royals’ in England.

When will we get a clue that there is real suffering here in the States instead of pursuing entertainment that is meant as a distraction from what is really going down? With the Trump Administration proposing cuts to social programs left and right, the impact will be felt by America’s children. His entitled brat won’t ever have to worry about heading to his elite private school on an empty stomach, but millions of America’s children do just that!

I understand that Americans are ever ones for distractions, but there must come a time when we take off our rose-colored glasses and take a really good look around at what is happening and realize that all of us are headed in the direction of those who are already there; in deep, unrelenting poverty. How many of us can put together $500 for an emergency? A thousand? Why not? Because millions of Americans are working low wage jobs and with rents skyrocketing, how the hell can anyone save a dime? Millions more will soon be joining the ranks of those who have bottomed out.

And quite frankly, 50 million is not even close to what the true numbers are because the homeless were not included in this estimation, nor were squatters who live in abandoned, derelict buildings, nor were the people who live out of their cars or who live in RVs. Count them and the numbers are even more astounding!

But meanwhile, we’re somewhere looking teary-eyed at Meghan Markle’s stupid meaningless marriage ceremony since she’d already taken vows to love, honor and yada, yada, yada til death do her part with her first husband. If we are not distracted by fake African kingdoms, dumb ass amusement parks like Disney World, we are distracted by what inbred, redundant ‘monarchs’ are doing across the pond. Find some way to get tunnel vision so that you can focus on what will soon be impacting you!

 

“WHY?”

I am like a star that refuses to shine,
or you could liken me to a plant
that just won’t grow,
worn out from endless battles
fought over my skin.
  Is there no final curtain call
on a show that will never end?
These are my burdens of despair,
drooping my shoulders
and graying my hair.
Cops still shooting us down,
drugs plaguing what’s left
of hoods yet to be gentrified.
Siren-filled nights,
as gunfire brings home,
a message of cruelty,
inhumanity and torn apart lives.
I look for answers,
but all I have is one question,
“WHY?”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2018 Shelby I. Courtland

Sometimes, I am so filled with despair over the suffering that is relentless, that it suffocates me. To have a heart that hurts so much to the point that it makes me want to just scream. Why are we devolving into debased creatures who can kill each other without even blinking? And it begs the question for those who believe in evolution, “Did we ever really ‘evolve’?” When I look around, I can honestly say, “No, we did not!” For surely, what we see is irrefutable proof that we certainly did not! And if anyone should be so disturbed as to believe that these were ‘mercy killings’…..just don’t even go there.

The blog that preceded this one is partly responsible for this post and then, add this into the equation and my heart is heavy with despair!

Homeless men are being gunned down on the street in Las Vegas

The video is chilling. James Edgar Lewis is sleeping under a Las Vegas freeway when a dark-colored SUV passes by. Seconds later, a man wearing a dark top emerges from the vehicle and shoots Lewis twice in the head before fleeing.

There is no struggle, no fight. Lewis never even appears to wake up.

“It’s basically an execution,” said Lt. Dan McGrath of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

This is the second such killing in the Las Vegas area.

On January 29, Brian Clegg was shot and killed, also while sleeping, in front of a business on a busy street.

Two lost souls sleeping on the streets, with as many horrors and problems that entails and then,  finally, from sheer exhaustion, more than likely, finding some relief in sleep, only to be shot dead.

I look for answers,
but all I have is one question,
“WHY?”

“Poverty Is A State Of Mind!” Said Housing And Urban Development Chief, Ben Carson

Poverty is a state of mind
because what does it really matter
to Trump’s new housing chief
who is really the Mad Hatter?

You can’t fool yourself into believing
that your hunger pangs aren’t real.
You just keep telling yourself over and over
that on your empty plate is a meal.

The thing about mind over matter
is that it really doesn’t work.
When you lose your job and home,
Ben Carson is gonna smirk.

You see, it’s really funny to him,
he who has no brains at all
that your mind can’t make you rich
like that brain dead Neanderthal.

But what really takes the cake
is that this fool is the head of HUD.
He’s responsible for housing the poor,
I guess in houses made of mud.

This supposedly brilliant brain surgeon
says that “poverty is a state of mind.”
How in the hell did he operate on brains
when he is so obviously blind?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

For the love of !!!!! Let me get this straight. If I lose my ‘good’ paying $7.25 an hour minimum wage job at Micky Ds because of automation and I told my landlord that I’m really not of a mind to be poverty stricken and homeless and so could he please accept my ‘great state of mind’ as payment for rent due, who in unholy hell thinks that my ass would not be sitting out on the streets in no time flat??!!!

If I lost my ‘great’ paying job at GM due to robotics taking the job and I could no longer afford the mortgage on my house, how about I go to the bank and tell them that I’m not of a mind to be poor and homeless and so could I just ‘bank’ on that mindset to get me to be able to stay in my home? What the hell is the banker going to say to that? “Get the hell out of my office with that bullshit and start packing!” That’s what the banker is going to say.

What the hell is wrong with us when we can hear this type of tripe and there not be an uproar? It is already bad enough that I’ve had to hear of Donald Trump’s budget proposal that guts food stamps, Medicaid and he’s even going after the disabled which should surprise no one seeing as how he made fun of the disabled on the campaign trail. But as usual, the apathetic and complacent Americans just sit back and wait until the shit hits the fan for their ass in particular in order to get to wailing and moaning. And we had the nerve just a few months ago to post some shit about, “When first they came for the Muslims, but I wasn’t a Muslim and blah, blah, blah…” And now, they’ve come for the food insecure, the sick and disabled and what are we doing about it? The usual. Not a goddamn thing, the apathetic and complacent shits we are! GEEZUS Goddamn Christ, I fucking give!!!

Oh and before I forget, Ben Carson also stated that people who have to make use of HUD public housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers should “not live comfortably!” Believe me, they are doing anything but. And I have the pictures to prove it!

This was the result of a serious roof leak. I toured this apartment complex and 6 roofs caved in and management did not evacuate the people in the affected apartments because who the fuck cares about those people? These people did not have a ceiling left. But I suppose in the eyes of Ben Carson, this HUD Section 8 apartment was still too comfortable.
The leak in this apartment was so bad, the carpets had to be removed and the tenants had placed buckets down to capture the water. But of course, this is ‘comfortable living’, according to HUD Secretary Ben Carson

 

This is what was left of the sink and the kitchen. The pipe. Real ‘comfortable’ isn’t it? I’d want to live here! I’m sure Ben Carson would.
Great ceiling lighting. Not much ‘mood’ lighting. But who needs to be ‘comfortable’?
Here, we have ants coming from a panel in the hallway. ‘Comfortable’ living for ants anyway.
This ceiling leak is in a bathroom. You can ‘comfortably’ take your shower or bath knowing that the upstairs tenant’s filthy bath water could cascade down on you at any time. This feature will never appear in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’. For sure!

 

Does your bathtub come with a ladder? This one does. Will this bathroom get featured in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’? Never fucking mind. We ALL know the answer to that one! Fuck Ben Carson!

So, there you have it folks, ‘comfortable living’ as established by HUD Secretary, Ben Carson. He’s ALL heart, don’t cha know! Each picture here was taken in a HUD approved housing complex of some sort. Each had passed inspection and was deemed safe, sanitary and decent. This is what is considered living extremely well to the point of being ‘too goddamn comfortable’ by Ben ‘asshole’ Carson’ Fuck that house negro!

Revolution! Revolution! Revolution!

 

Malcolm X quotes

 

 

It would seem that TPTB want to see some sort of re-action from ‘We The People’. Will it be peaceful or will it be violent? I do believe, THEY have decided the course that the next revolution will take. And this is just a little poem to get you in the mood.

The Revolution IS Coming!

How can I be content if my brother is in pain?
I would not turn my back if I saw my sister slain.

The world has had enough and the rich should lose their head.
Those who try and stop us will lie among the dead.

Peaceful, we have tried and it only got us where?
Poor, homeless or dead, they don’t really care.

No corner of the globe should hide these thieves and liars.
Light a billion torches, fry their spying wires.

Rest is for the dead and we have no time to waste.
They must know real fear, they must have a taste.

They have played their hand and took our rights away.
Do you think we’ll get them back if only we will pray?

Stand strong and hold your ground for they cannot kill us all.
Tear down the corporate sign and breach the outer wall.

Progress must be made in one form or another.
The protests, they have squashed and dissent, they try and smother.

Hate has been their tool and we must overcome.
They treat us just like dirt and they tell us we are scum.

You should not run, you should not hide for the stakes are just too high.
And when they come for you, will you fight or will you die?

Written, by
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

There comes a time in everyones life when they must make a choice. We have been headed in this direction for some time. Those who initiated this hellish nightmare that is going down have been preparing for this while we were distracted. And now that what is in store for us can no longer be denied, you have a choice to make. You can either go out obediently and quietly or you can make a noise before you go out. Which is it going to be? They are hoping that we will continue to acquiesce to getting our asses handed to us. They are thinking that we have, for too long, been lulled into apathy and complacency and in addition to this, they have been destroying us little by little and weakening our bodies by filling us with poisonous toxins. This was intentional. For those of you who can remember a few decades back, you can remember a time when obesity was not as prevalent as it is today. And we did not need Facebook or Twitter to help us remember what we saw with our very own eyes because back in my day, people actually talked face-to-face with one another. There were no smartphones, nor was there Skype and the like. And I for one, can remember when food tasted good and was good for you, not like this garbage that we spend much more on than we used to and quality is non-existent.

As long as we are alive, we can change things. The obstacles may seem insurmountable but the alternative is not to be endured. If we don’t take a stand, we never will. Anything that comes too easily is not worth having and when you have given something your all and you see the results, you appreciate it more. Just something to think about as you look around and wonder what in the hell happened? This is not how we are supposed to live. Too many people are hooked on drugs to escape the pain of reality and this just should not be. Too many people are imprisoned today and this was not always the case. But you must understand that psychopathic monsters have been in control of us for far too long and it is time to show them that we will not continue to aid in our demise. We will resist. That is why those worms militarized AmeriKKKa and terrorized the rest of the world into submission. They expect the status quo to remain; they expect to continue their reign of terror, brutality, destruction and death.

Those of you who have family members in police departments all across AmeriKKKa, you should be telling your daddy or your spouse or your brother, cousin, uncle, aunt or sister, if they are a cop, that you will be facing them the next time another cop kills an innocent man, woman or child. You should tell them that just because they lost their humanity, it does not mean that you have lost yours. And for those of you who have loved ones in the military, ask them if they would appreciate some general commanding them to send a drone to kill you. Ask them if they were so ordered, would they murder you for standing up to tyranny, racism, brutality and war crimes. You may not want to hear the answer, but you should know all the same, if you don’t already.

We could all play a part to ensure a better future for us all. Most of us have children and we want our children to have a future. They will not if we continue to remain hypnotized by those who would continue to control us if we allow them to. Look into the face of your child. Go outside and watch the children playing together. We used to do that. We were not always looking at skin color. I know I didn’t. When I was a child, I did not play with someone based solely on their skin color, I played with them because they were human, just like me. Just like us all! Why did we, collectively, move away from each other; physically, spiritually and emotionally? If you can answer that question, honestly, then that is a start!

No Country Wants The Dimwitted And The Poor!

immigration hypocrisy

 

Below is an excerpt of a speech given by President Barack Obama regarding immigration:

I’ll make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.”

So, in essence, Obama is stating that America only wants the brightest and the best. If you have no skills and you have not graduated from college, then we really don’t want you. For how can you make substantial contributions to this country if you lack skills and a college degree? And if you lack those things, then that means that in all likelihood, we will have to support you and our safety net is already overtaxed and then some. Indeed, we do want immigrants, but only if you are the “brightest and the best!”

Now, we come to Russia!

Huge Breaking News! Russia Adopts Simplified New Citizenship Law!
I frequently get asked how to move to Russia and especially how to obtain Russian citizenship. As the Western World’s crisis intensifies, as the upcoming uncertainty becomes more obvious, this question is more and more on people’s mind.

Moving to Russia is not a problem if you have a skill or talent Russians value and if you can obtain gainful employment where employer would vouch for you; if you open a business, which provides jobs and pays taxes; if you have certain material assets.

Here again, we have the doors to Russia opening for you, but only if you have ‘a skill or talent Russians value’. If you are poor or dimwitted or in other words, the opposite of the best and the brightest, don’t even bother. They don’t want you there either!

Selecting The Best And The Brightest

This policy primer discusses three key questions that arise in the development of policies that aim to attract and select highly skilled migrant workers:
1.Which criteria should be used to select and attract the ‘best and brightest’?

Attracting highly skilled workers is a key policy objective in many high-income countries including the UK.

The dimwitted and the poor need not apply. Huddle somewhere else. The doors are closed and shall remain so!

Next up! We have the five different means of entrance to New Zealand.

1. Skilled Migrant
2. Family
3. Business
4. Investor
5. Temporary Visa

Once again, the dimwitted and the poor, need not apply. This is becoming redundant, but I must continue to plow onward in case there are others who are dimwitted and poor like me who just cannot get it the first four times.

Do you want to try and immigrate to Australia? Well now, let us see what can we can do for you!

If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to live and work in Australia, the first step is to find out more about the visa options that are available to you. See Work visas for skilled migration visa options.

Oops! Sorry! There is that ‘skilled’ migration thing again.

Okay, I think I’ve finally made my point!

So, with ALL countries calling for ONLY skilled immigrants, where does that leave the ‘unskilled’? Where can the ‘unskilled’ immigrate to? Why did France send America, the Statue of Liberty calling for “the tired, the poor and the huddled masses” if no one wants them if they have no skill or education of which to speak? It is quite apparent that every country is in a race to compete for only the ‘brightest and the best’ and the rest can just die, already. And we have the nerve to wonder why migrants are being detained at borders and are kept from entering other countries? It has something to do with weeding out those who are unskilled and uneducated. No country wants those people, no country at all.

This means that if I am working at McDonalds and I lose my job and I go to the library and look up countries that I would like to immigrate to in an attempt to better my life situation, I have no choice but to become homeless because I am dimwitted and poor and therefore, no country will have me, not even my own. This is what is happening, folks. And it is not right that now, countries all over the world can dictate who can immigrate and who cannot. Everyone should be welcome, regardless of their educational attainment or their skill level because there should be a job for ALL skill levels; even the unskilled because anyone can wait tables, take a meal order, check a hotel guest in and wash a vehicle.

When illegal immigration was all the rage hundreds of years ago when the ‘Pilgrims’ arrived on the shores of America, did the Indians ask if the ‘Pilgrims’ had good job skills or a college education? Were they allowed to send them packing if they had no outstanding qualifications? We ALL know the answer to THAT question! Especially, the Indians!

When Botany Bay penal colony was being established in Australia, were the Aborigines asked if they had a problem with it? Were they presented with a set of credentials for all convicts that were left on their shores? Once again, we ALL know the answer to THAT question!

So, why is it that now, the governments of many of these countries that were taken over, illegally, get to declare who can immigrate when every single so-called citizen that is not indigenous to that region has no right to be there? I recently read a comment on my blog regarding how those who are indigenous to New Zealand have no voice in the government. That is wrong on so many levels, it is unreal. Outsiders came in, took over and the people who were there before they even got there, have no political representation. Seriously?

I just recently looked into moving to another country and what I found is appalling. I was looking into real estate in Ecuador and ‘whites’ are selling out Ecuadoreans to all and sundry. I was directed to a real estate agent, who was ‘white’ by the way, and who was selling condos, land and houses in Ecuador and who praised the huge expat community to no end. Not much was said about the ‘locals’. I was also encouraged to attend a $2,000.00 seminar that consisted of expats telling of their experiences of coming to Ecuador and finding it to be the place of their dreams and oh so cheap to live there! Expat communities made up of Americans, Canadians, Australians and the like have taken over Ecuador, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica and every damn where else. Country clubs are saturating those places as well as spas, tennis courts and upscale eating establishments; not to mention every other thing that these people left their countries to supposedly escape from, only to get right into building the very same, just in a new location. They speak of nothing else besides their new condos and ranch homes and their maid and how little the maid service costs and how cheap the cost of a gardener is as well. Ecuadoreans and other regions where natives are indigenous are left standing on the street while taxis rush to pick up those who make up the expat communities because they pay more. This is absolutely ridiculous!

Not only are whites denying poor, uneducated people, the ability to immigrate, they are also causing indigenous populations untold grief and as usual, there is no remorse shown, nor do they even bother to attempt to check their ‘white privilege’ at the border. These peoples lands are taken over and they are designated as second class citizens to some pompous expats who wouldn’t spit on them if they were on fire to help put it out. I swear to gawd, white folks just take the damn cake and eat it too and it had better be served by some indigenous person who should be glad to have a damn job; and in many instances, who will also have no political representation, but you will have a job, even low-skilled as you are.

The dim-witted and the poor? No country wants you! But if you happen to live in a nice, sunny spot near an ocean, even if you are low-skilled or un-skilled, some white expat will have a job for you; cleaning up after them, cooking their meals, serving them and landscaping their yards and not to mention, tending their golf courses. For the love of ……!!!!!

I Am SO Fucking Fed Up With This Transgender Bathroom Shit!!!!

Attorney General Lynch and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Gupta announce law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch (R) and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, announce law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

 

The goddamn U.S. government is suing the state of North Carolina over some transgender bill that was recently passed into law and what the fuck???!!!

What is this bill about? Well now, if you were born a man and now you’ve decided that you were born wrong and you get a sex change and somehow, you obtain a goddamn vagina, fallopian tubes, a uterus, a clitoris and a cervix, (have I left anything out?) well, now, it is your new ‘identity’ and so therefore, you are not free to use the restrooms in the state of North Carolina that are designated for natural born females, those of us who have not picked a new ‘gender’ just’cause we can. Oh my bad! I am being extremely insensitive to those in the transgender community. Well, shut me the fuck up, I dare you because I don’t aim to go to ‘HorrorWood’ and try my hand at ‘acting’. So, I don’t have to ‘become’ gay or whatever the fuck for just such a purpose. I was born a woman and a woman I am, goddamn it!

You know, you can sit somewhere and mouth off all day and night about how wronged you folks are but it don’t fucking cut no ice with me, not one goddamn bit of it! I am tired of every single damn time I turn on my computer some goddamn stupid shit is staring me in my face that’s pertaining to some weirdo shit!

Now, it is my opinion that life was much better for us all when you weird fucks stayed in the goddamn closet, just a cozying up to one another. Why must your weirdo shit constantly be front and center when so many real issues are neglected because even the Feds want to shove this shit in our goddamn face, day in and day out?

Not one word has been said about suing police forces all across this shithole for filling Black bodies full of holes. Not one goddamn word has been said about suing the goddamn ‘white supremacist’ groups that foster hate all across this shithole to the point where white shits fill Black churchgoers full of bullet holes and get treated to a ‘Whopper’ of a meal at Burger King before being escorted to jail. Not one goddamn word has been said about suing every motherfucking state in the south and elsewhere that is consistently attempting to keep Black people from the polls. Not one goddam word has been said about suing every damn police force and the ‘legal’ system, otherwise known as the ‘Injustice System’ for chronic, systemic and endemic racism! Not one goddamn word has been said about suing the military for fucking poor people up, rendering them mentally ill and homeless when they come back from killing folks in the Middle East and elsewhere. And the goddamn list is endless. But to hell with that shit! We’ve got bigger fish to fry! We have got to make sure that some motherfucking man that couldn’t live another day as a man, changed his ‘sex’ and so now he should get to use the ‘ladies’ room and let’s all just join hands and praise this creature for his honesty and integrity in finding his new ‘identity’. Let him have at it. Let him enter any bathroom, he pleases,. Let him take his perverted ass into any goddamn bathroom he has decided on any given day that fits in with his ‘identity’ for that day and don’t you dare have a problem with it. Perverts and weirdos are not THE problem, so get over it already and let the damn ‘lady’ that used to be a ‘man’ use the goddamn restroom of his/her choice. That should make everybody happy.

Oh, you ain’t happy? Get over it North Carolina and any other state that’s got a problem with it because the U.S Department of Justice via Massa’s coonhead Loretta Lynch has stated, “None of us can stand by when a state enters business of legislating ‘identity’.”

Newsfuckingflash, coonhead Lynch, the goddamn federal government IS in the business of legislating ‘identity’. You ain’t seen your goddamn birth certificate? What the fuck ‘identity’ did the federal government give to you? Did the federal government ‘identify’ you as a ‘Colored Person’ or how about a ‘Negro’ or could ye be an ‘African-American’ or is your identity, ‘Black’ so says the federal government? So then, where is the lawsuit over YOUR own goddamn ‘identity’ as defined by the law of the land? You got no say over YOUR own goddamn identity, but you’re now going to sue over some transgender bathroom ‘identity’ shit because the ‘government’ of North Carolina should not enter into the business of legislating ‘identity’? That’s rich because you’re hundreds of years too goddamn late, coonhead! And you’re too goddamn stupid to even see the irony in the situation, U.S. Department of Justice Coonhead Lynch! But let some weird ass creepy shit come forward with some lame ass shit about how he ain’t a goddamn man, he is a motherfucking woman that can’t ever have a damn baby at all and his ‘identity’ has been threatened by the state and could you please sue for him? And yes, you will! But when are you going to get around to suing about YOUR ‘identity’ that the very same government gave to you because remember, you were born in North Carolina? Because, AGAIN, you didn’t choose YOUR own damn identity! Oh my bad! The ‘transgender identity’ lawsuit must come first His plight is so goddamn bad, it’s keeping ME up at night! I swear! I cannot make this shit up!

So now, the goddamn federal government is saying that weirdo creeps are so fucking important that they deserve a lawsuit in their honor because they can determine their own sex, although it was already pre-determined at birth, but that is of no consequence, he should be able to use any bathroom, ‘he’ so chooses, just as ‘he’ did with his previous ‘identity’. Next, this fucker is gonna declare that he is now a sheep. Make another bathroom sign that’s ‘sheep neutral’ and put a picture of a sheep on the goddamn door so that those who declare that they should have been born, a goddamn sheep can feel right at home alongside my ass when I’m attempting to enter a restroom. “BAAAAAAAA!” Dude says he’s now a dog, put a dog sign on yet another door and let dude go in and cock his leg up in the fucking air! “WOOF WOOF!”

Is everybody happy now? Are we leaving anybody out? Who wants the government to sue on their behalf because they have changed themselves from the ‘sex’ they were born and now feel slighted by a goddamn sign that you claim ain’t meant for you? You motherfuckers ain’t getting how ridiculous this bullshit really is? Talk about attention seeking whores, you motherfuckers take the goddamn cake and then some. Why don’t you shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down because I am sick to pieces of every goddamn thing being all about YOU!

We’ve got REAL HUGE ass issues out there, but we’ve got to concentrate on some made up shit that ain’t about shit! We have got children in homeless shelters. We have got seniors who are choosing food over their medicines. We have got innocent people cooling their heels in ‘for profit’ prisons. We have got a ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline. We have got gentrification running unchecked throughout this hellhole rendering people, homeless. We have got poisoned children in Flint, MI and elsewhere, poisoned by the goddamn water. We have got millions of Black people being denied the right to vote because they were felons, served their time and still, they cannot vote. We have got children in Detroit MI who have no water. We have got Black children getting gunned down and murdered in parks. We have got Black women getting escorted out of hospitals, only to die on the steps of the hospital or at the jail where they were taken AFTER having sought care for critical illnesses. We have got a Black woman who was found mysteriously hanged in a Texas jail and ain’t a goddamn thing wrong with that because we are going to concentrate our attention on a ‘transgender bathroom sign’. We are going to sue for some confused transgender motherfucker because THAT is the biggest goddamn problem we are facing today!! Goddamn it! Shut the fuck up over this gay rights bullshit SHIT already!!! It ain’t ALL about you!!!!

And if I stepped on some goddamn toes, goddamn it, get the fuck over it!!!