“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!

 

 

Federal Workers Are Now Starting To Feel The Pinch – The Shit Is About To Hit The Fan

Trash piling up right outside the White House gates. But how appropriate, because that is exactly what is inside the White House, trash!

 

This is just going to tug at your heartstrings, it is.

“We spent money on Christmas and all that thinking that we were going to have a paycheck on the first, and now we were told today that it’s official, we’re not getting one,” said Britaini Armitage, 30, whose husband is a gunner’s mate in the Coast Guard and is deployed in the Middle East.

With a ‘do nothing’ congress and a megalomaniac in the White House insisting on a border wall, who was clueless as to the potential for what is occurring? Obviously, millions of shopaholic Americans who were intent and damned determined to make sure that corporations made out like bandits for this season of “good tidings and great joy!”

I knew it was bad when I was in the store the other day, in a RICHER part of town and I was standing, talking with someone in front of the champagne aisle and we turned as two white women bent down and picked up two bottles of Andre Cold Duck and said, “This will have to do!”

Now, I don’t know how many people are familiar with champagne, but Andre is about as low as you can go. You might as well be drinking fermented piss, it’s that bad. And then today, I read this headline.

A Week Into Government Shutdown, Ire Turns to Fear for Federal Workers

Again, it is quite apparent that no one took me seriously when I posted the blog titled, “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)” because in that post I stated:

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?

And lo and behold, add to that mix, the employees of the federal government who are having to work without pay until the so-called ‘government shutdown’ ends. Federal workers are now whining that they spent money on Christmas and now need that money to keep a roof over their heads, food in their children’s bellies and to keep the utilities on.

When ‘Candidate Trump’ promised you a ‘border wall’ and you said, “Bring it on!” is this what you meant? I didn’t think so! You didn’t mean that a border wall should disrupt your ability to pay your mortgage/rent and certainly not have you wringing your hands in anguish over the great Christmas gifts your children are playing with right about now, is that it? Oh, the moaning and wailing is starting up something fierce!

“We’re sort of being held hostage in the middle, and we have families and obligations,” said Ms. Ivey, a single mother. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to make rent.” She added: “I’m basically living on credit now.”

And this dude!

Charles Aitken, who works in inventory management for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is continuing to report to work in Virginia. But he is not being paid and just informed his ex-wife that he may be late with child support payments.

So, it would seem that some federal workers are already facing possible homelessness while others are facing possible jail time over non-payment of child support. Talk about a ‘ripple effect’, this is going to go into overdrive and right after Christmas too? Were those ‘deep discounts’ worth it? I bet that thinking on all the money that you wasted on gifts, food and airline tickets has got you down right about now, hasn’t it? Just when you need it the most since you’re heading to work and there’s no paycheck coming and you have no idea how long the border wall showdown is going to continue.

I have read time and time again that Americans will just never get with the program and SAVE! Instant gratification will be your downfall. You have got to have it now. You have got to do as you are told by corporations, by the mainstream media and who or whatever else is telling you to shop, shop, shop, be it a magazine, a newspaper or even a radio talk show. But those who have stated time and time again that millions of Americans cannot even get their hands on $500 for an emergency at any given time are just ignored and now that emergency is happening all across this country. People who still have credit are living on credit. Others are applying for emergency assistance that has been set up to help in some small way.

The nonprofit Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is helping out lower-ranking members, offering $550 to married members and $350 to single Coast Guard members who need help paying for food or overdue bills. If all 21,000 members who are eligible for the aid request it, that would cost some $12 million.

Well, there’s a bit of help for those in the Coast Guard, but what about everyone else?

On Thursday, the federal Office of Personnel Management took the extraordinary, odd and ominous step of posting a link to a document that offered tips to federal workers on weathering a lengthy interruption, including suggestions on how to defer rent payments, or even barter with landlords by offering to perform minor repair work like painting or cleaning up.

Barter with your landlord????!!! Seriously???!!! Has anyone tried bartering with their landlord? If so, please leave a comment and let us know how well THAT worked out! I can’t wait to read about that! Offer to make minor repairs????!!!! Paint and clean up???!!! Uh…that is why landlords have ‘maintenance departments’. This is the best that the federal Office of Personnel Management can come up with? No real solutions to the serious issue of federal workers receiving no paycheck? Their so-called ‘tips’ are absolutely ludicrous, not to mention, stupid! And if you are buying your home, who are you supposed to barter with then? The bank? I seriously had to pick myself up off the floor over laughing at that scenario. So, I guess you go into the bank, tell them that thanks to the government shutdown, you are unable to make your mortgage payment, but it has been suggested by the federal Office of Personnel Management that you barter to keep a roof over your head and so is there any minor repairs that the bank needs done? Can you paint and clean up the bank in order to stay in your home? Now how well is that going to go over with the bank manager? Let me just put it to you this way, you will be introduced to either the bank’s security officer or the police to be escorted out and when you’re put out of your home, please try and find a Wi-Fi hot spot so you can let us know if there was any bank willing to allow you to ‘barter’ to keep your home.

Now, I don’t want you to think that I am insensitive to what is going down as it pertains to federal workers who are going to continue to work without pay until….whenever! I think it would be prudent of me to attempt in some small way to help out all I can and so below is a list of agencies that maybe able to assist you with utility payments, food and the other necessities for living.

http://www.211.org/

They assist in times of crisis and offer help with trying to obtain food, health services, housing and utilities, jobs and employment.

https://www.salvationarmy.org/

Although I don’t like this organization, they may be able to help out.

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

I don’t like that one either, but again, they may be able to help out.

And if anyone knows of any other agencies that could help these federal employees to continue to remain in their homes with the lights on and food in the fridge, by all means, the comment section is below because I don’t think ‘bartering’ is going to do it. I don’t know if this latest development will make us aware that we need to get back to true community involvement (which means building relationships within your community) and looking out for one another or not, but that is what is truly needed because as you can plainly see, government shutdowns and the like are not going anywhere and people cannot continue to put their faith in politicians who so obviously don’t care about the plight of those they are ‘elected’ to serve. No member of congress is worried about keeping a roof over their head during this shutdown. Donald Trump is most definitely not worried about keeping the White House roof over his head since it is quite obvious, he has no known kryptonite since he could probably get away with murdering someone in broad daylight in the middle of the Washington Mall.

Finally, a new year is about to begin. Anyone feel like ‘celebrating’, other than those two women who just bought two bottles of Andre Cold Duck? To those two women, “bottoms up!”

 

I Put America Up For Sale!

america for sale1

I make promises all too easily.
Why should a conscience be my guide?
When I break each and every one of them,
I then blame the other side.

I promised hope and change,
and to close Guantanamo.
But now I blame it all on congress.
They are my eternal foe.

When I had the votes to get it done,
I just pissed two years away,
And now my legacy is in the toilet.
Behold, my feet of clay.

There is blood upon my hands,
from the innocent I did bury
underneath the desert sands;
those found guilty by no jury.

I am the judge and executioner;
the harbinger of death.
I bow before my masters.
For them, I’ll sink to any depth.

I am a father to my children,
and a husband to my wife.
And yet I aid and abet,
in the taking of a life.

Don’t ever make a promise,
that you know you will not keep.
Never promise hope and change,
when you’re willing to sell it cheap.

I have made my bed and it is soft.
My nest is feathered well.
I did what I had to do.
I put America up for sale.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

When Barack Obama first ascended to the presidency, the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate. The time to get things done would have been that two year period when he had the votes necessary, but his focus was on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was eventually signed into law with much fanfare, but did little in the way of relieving so many Americans of the high cost of health care. People are still losing their homes and going bankrupt if they become seriously ill and there are many who fall in the gap of ineligibility. We have here a lack of hope and change.

And yet, where is the concern over the high cost of incarceration? It costs approximately $40,000 a year to house just one inmate and yet schools are closing for lack of available funds. But no one has suggested closing prisons when many are incarcerated due to mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, “three-strikes” laws and the so-called, war on drugs, which usually means, low-level drug offenders caught with trace amounts of drugs on them, instead of being cited, they are locked up. With an estimated 2.3 million people incarcerated in America and the majority of them are African-American and Hispanic, prison has become the new slave pen. How is it that the U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly a quarter of all of its prisoners? Answer: Because they’re Black and Brown people, that’s why. Again, what we have here is a lack of hope and change.

As we all know, segregation is still in play and with the fact of that, we now have what is called,’ the school-to-prison pipeline where mostly inner city children of color are herded from the classroom straight into the juvenile and criminal justice system. They are not to learn, they are to head straight to jail and remain there. That’ll cut down on the need for funding for education especially since the funding for education is being funneled into the criminal justice system. You see any signs of hope and change here? No, just more signs of America up for sale in the form of America’s children for sale to the prison industrial complex.

Although there is no way to accurately count the number of homeless people, those who are attempting to do so, have posted statistics that are shatteringly horrific. According to an article in the Huffington Post, the number of homeless children in America has surged to an all time high and show no signs of abating. More hope and change?

And wasn’t Obama against dumb wars? As opposed to what? Smart wars? All wars are dumb wars because bombing people never solved anything. Ask those pesky ‘terrorists’ that just keep popping up in countries that America has bombed to smithereens and then went back to do it again or never even left to begin with. And let’s not forget the deposing of legitimate leaders if not outright murder of other nation’s leaders. Obama has certainly been heavy-handed with those damn killer drones and it would appear that the innocent are the target because innocent people are targeted for ‘extermination’. Got to keep the warmongers happy. Over 2,400 innocent people are dead because we voted for hope and change and what we got was ‘criminally insane’! Barack Obama, another sell-out, a war criminal, a liar, a hypocrite, a murderer never intended to bring hope or change to the ‘business as usual’ status quo in Washington. Those of us who voted for him are more than likely ashamed that we did so. We were duped because we wanted to believe that there was a chance for change and now we know that there is no hope for change.

Yes, Barack Obama put America up for sale and in the process drenched her with the blood of innocents while the drums of war beat on.

Ebola Went Missing On Election Day?

imagesE5WDILI0

So, you stood in line and voted,
since Ebola took a holiday.
Ain’t that a funny thing?
Ebola went missing on Election Day?

And now the Dems are quite upset.
It’s Obama’s fault they know.
Their ranks have been reduced.
And once again, they’re eating crow.

What’s the worst thing that could happen?
Will we all end up on the streets?
Can we expect more of the same,
as the Reps regained their seats?

Oh, this here is a little ditty.
about America’s selected shits.
A vote for one is a vote for all.
They’re going to tear our ass to bits.

You’ve got it bad, you say?
Stop whining, nobody cares.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
If that doesn’t work, then say some prayers.

“Oh Jesus and God in Heaven,
our goose is cooked for sure.
Help us out of this mess.
Send us a savior so good and pure.”

“We need your help right now.
There is fear throughout the land.
Pluck the wicked from our bosom,
and extend to us a helping hand.”

“Shall we be forever shunned by you?
Or is this just another test?
Must we pay a higher price,
than of those we have oppressed?”

“We can’t help it that we’re dense.
And you know we never learn.
It’s because we’re all insane.
But this is hell and we’re starting to burn!”

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

If you stood in line and voted and someone behind you was coughing and had red eyes, a hideous rash and was losing weight right before your very eyes, it wasn’t Ebola because Ebola took a vacation on Election Day so that you could vote. Now, back to “wassup with that Ebola thing??!!

P.S. It’s “Party time!” The Reps are all up in DA House AND DA Senate! Break out the Boones Farm discount wine and get this party started, fer sure!!!! LMAO!!!

A Battleground!

nuclear_explosion_atomic_bomb-1680x1050

I want to thank you all for coming onto my blog.
The reason I write is to try and cut through the fog.

Our American representatives are straight up whores.
Their only interest is to embroil us in more wars.

We bear so many scars from wounds that have yet to heal.
Veterans are denied access to health care and that shit is for real.

Stupid Americans always believe everything they are told.
They never question the government and it’s getting so old.

How can we wake up the dead when they refuse to open their eyes?
What is the point when they are hell bent on believing all the lies?

When we hear of the shit that is going down in Libya, what do we do?
We don’t do a goddamn thing even when we know what they tell us isn’t true.

The Israelis are killing the Palestinians and yes, we are complicit in that shit.
Our tax dollars fund a goddamn genocide on the Gaza strip and here we sit.

Iraq is in turmoil, civil war has broken out and who the fuck do you think is to blame?
What does it matter because we always find a patsy, a scapegoat to frame.

Is it ISIS or ISIL or al-Qaeda or some yet unheard of made up group?
We are so fucking trusting, so stupid and so goddamn easy to dupe!

They don’t even bother to pretend we matter or that we are important.
When that lying Obama speaks to us, he is pedantic and oh so mordant.

What is the use in trying to get through to you when you don’t even listen?
You’d rather get propaganda from the Washington Post, the lame stream edition.

Wake the fuck up and recognize that America is killing this goddamn world.
Our very existence could soon end and life as we know it is imperiled.

Those who run this country are hell bent on keeping the status quo alive.
They would take us all down and not hesitate as they mean to survive.

The rules are written by them and we are mere chess pieces on a board.
Power, they refuse to relinquish and immense wealth they must hoard.

Look to the East and see the hell that has been unleashed.
Then get your calculator out and start counting the bodies of the deceased.

And don’t bother to stop, just hand the calculator over to some other fool.
They keep a running tab of the dead and the dying as a rule.

You thought to look to the future because you think that you have one.
Little do you know that your life will soon be over, finished and done.

Think on that shit, let it sizzle and simmer and then put in on your plate.
Maybe then, the fog will clear and the fact that you’ve being played will penetrate.

Why do you think we outspend every other country in the world on our military?
Well, I got news for you, it ain’t because the expenditure is necessary.

Why the fuck don’t you stop playing with your toys and take a look around
long enough to realize that America has turned the whole goddamn world into a battleground?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

As I read different blogs, I am just astounded by the sheer cluelessness and outright stupidity of Americans who believe that Vladimir Putin and Russia is actually responsible for downing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. The outpouring of anger at Vladimir Putin is amazing given what we know about what is behind that mess in Ukraine. I just have to shake my head over it all because many Americans are truly insane. What other explanation is there? To be that brainwashed, I did not think was possible, but apparently, it is. The unquestionable acceptance of whatever is shoved down the throats of people who refuse to think for themselves and to just believe utter tripe is just mind blowing. I am ashamed to call myself, American when many in other countries are not blind, nor are they willing to believe the blatant and outrageous lies that the American representative shits are spouting without any credible evidence to back up their tall tales and overblown lies. But I forget, the rest of the world has not been blessed with that great American ‘exceptionalism’, so how can they possibly understand that America can do NO wrong because Americans are ‘exceptional’. The only problem with that is Americans are exceptionally stupid, arrogant, hypocritical, brain dead, comatose, ignorant and full of shit!

So Americans, bring your clueless, stupid ass on up in here with some foolish shit, I fucking dare ya!

 

A Government Of War And Terror!

crimes-450x478

The next time you find yourself on a goddamn airplane and you’re looking askance at someone who appears to look like he or she is from the Middle East, you best look askance at that American soldier who is sitting in the seat right next to you. He or she is the one most likely to get themselves in the news for going the fuck off on some post traumatic stress shit from endless deployments and for killing people who’ve done not a goddamn thing wrong to them.

We are busy being pointed towards a made-up enemy by the worthless warmongering shits that’s got three-fourths of the United Snakes of America hating all up and down on the people of the Middle East that we’ve been fucking over for decades past and present. And then you wonder why somebody from the Middle East should EVER want to fuck us up? You can thank your goddamn terrorist organization called the United States government for that shit since they are hell bent on terrorizing the whole goddamn world, especially the Middle East.

The CIA is as I type this, fostering hate all over the world and CIA operatives are training rebels to shit stir and are making moves to topple democratically elected leaders of other nations while we are being made to look elsewhere with finger pointing government officials telling us who our enemy is when if indeed they are our enemy, they were made so by the useless fucks we elect and those they represent, the rich warmongers who get their fucking jollies off on destruction, chaos, calamity and death and who are laughing all the way to the goddamn bank.

It is no accident that the shit that’s going down in Iraq is all over the news all of a sudden. We had heard nothing out of Iraq for quite some time even though things were not exactly kosher there. There were suicide bombings almost daily and a shitload of other hellish nightmare acts that has riddled that country since America’s filthy paws swiped the hell out of Iraq, time and time again.

Don’t you sit your fat American ass down on a goddamn plush ass couch and point at an Iraqi citizen and declare them to be our mortal enemy. Remind your stupid ass that since 1991, America has aided and abetted in the killing of over a million innocent people in Iraq. Remember the lies that were told to get American troops sent into Iraq. Remember the reasoning behind American troops remaining in Iraq long after the lies had come to light. Remember all the billions that American contractors made in Iraq. Think of the wasted trillion of our tax dollars all over a lie that Bush thought was fucking funny. Yeah, our elected officials have always been all heart, honest and full of integrity and if you believe that load of horseshit, then believe this, we ain’t got a goddamn thing to do with the chaos that is now loaded down in Iraq. We fucking start shit because of our fucked up agenda and dependence on foreign oil and because we can’t fucking stop coveting what some other country has because this one has gone to shit and ain’t no goddamn body trying to fix the issues in America. Bridges falling into rivers, drinking water tainted with every toxin you could name. Trains are steadily derailing with crude oil spilling into lakes and streams and drinking water. Electric grids are antiquated and failing. Droughts are causing entire towns to turn into ghost towns and yet, we need the military to go back into Iraq(like we fucking ever really left)because we need to help stabilize a country that WE fucking destabilized. We make so much goddamn sense and if you can’t sense the sarcasm, then hit yourself upside the fucking head to get the brain cells moving.

You want to feel safe, do you? And you think that the reason you don’t feel safe is because of some Mid East threat coming here? Feel threatened motherfuckers because it’s YOUR fucking American government that would cause a goddamn calamity to come to America. Your filthy ass government is hell bent on trying to cause some hellacious shit to be unleashed in America because then they can again point the finger at some innocent people and unleash hell on them. We are already of no account because we don’t whimper at all when getting radiated to board an airplane. We don’t whimper at all at the fact that every keystroke we type is headed straight to spy central. We don’t whimper at all that we can be taken out of our homes on some bullshit and be indefinitely detained without counsel and without being charged with a crime. We simply believe in the goodness of our government. Are you fucking kidding me? Your government is your mortal enemy! Get a goddamn clue, clueless motherfuckers and stop with the lame brain nonsense that your government would do you no harm and start thinking for yourselves. You’re busy looking around for the enemy and the enemy is every single goddamn lying, corporate-owned whored out politician. Not a one of those evil useless motherfuckers has your interest at heart. It’s all about money and power. You ain’t got it peons and so therefore, you are useless and insignificant. They’ve bigger fish to fry because your ass is already toast and don’t they know it.

America ain’t got long before it will be replaced as the world’s top dog. The shits that run this stinking, sinking shithole barge know this and they are in a last desperate ditch struggle before they go down for good and guess what! They’re taking you down with them. But remember, you were warned but you just couldn’t be bothered because you didn’t want to know. Just wait, you ain’t seen nothing yet. When the shit hits the fan, you’ll turn on your own mother and that’s a fact!

Those people in the Middle East were never your enemy. You were told that by your government and because you didn’t want to believe the obvious, you chose to take the easy way out. Well, it ain’t gonna be easy much longer. The people of Iraq ain’t gonna be the only ones suffering, tremendously! A hard row to hoe is coming to America. “So look lively there and all! Think not of what you had, into that gutter, won’t you crawl?” And crawl, you will; useless ass, clueless, hypnotized, brain dead Americanos…and remember to ‘look lively’ when you’re crawling!

The World Is Tired Of The Western Whore!

aa-American-Empire-3-12-14

Oh yes, I long for you to die!
You know only too well, the reasons why.

What evil sons of bitches all of you are,
as you deploy your weapons, both near and far.

You scream, “Democracy!” as you drop a bomb.
And you do it with so much aplomb.

You’re a liar, a hypocrite, a thief and a snake.
You murder and plunder, leaving death in your wake.

You’re archaic, obsolete and you’re not needed anymore.
The world is tired of the western whore.

You’re diseased and contagious; someone pull the plug.
There’s no cure for you, no pharmaceutical drug.

Die already and never come back.
The world is tired of your need to attack.

Peace could be had if only you’d die.
No drone would fly through a clear, night sky.

A mother in Pakistan could finally stop crying.
Guantanamo would close and no more spying.

So much would change if you dropped dead.
It’s time to stop the madness; you’re why the whole world has bled.


Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

Label Me, Unpatriotic, PLEASE!

flag

I am unpatriotic because I hate what America is doing to many Americans and because I hate what America is doing to the world. Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

When I looked up the word, patriotic, this is the definition:

1. having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country.

So, I am unpatriotic because I fail to express devotion and vigorous support for the elite fucks who are fucking up said country and not even stopping there, but fucking up the entire planet. Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

Tell me, who in Washington is patriotic? How about our elected representatives? Those who have lined their pockets with bribes and kickbacks from the ‘corporations are people’ corporations? If they were so patriotic, they would not have bailed out the bankers that engaged in criminal activity to the point of causing an economic collapse. If they were so patriotic, they would have prosecuted those criminals and bailed out the American people. But instead, the banks were deemed too big to fail and the bankers that caused the economic collapse were deemed too important to jail. Not one banker that caused the collapse of the banking industry has yet to be prosecuted. Now, ain’t that just patriotic? Label me, unpatriotic, PLEASE!

When jobless benefits expired for over two million Americans on December 28th 2013, what did the patriots do in Washington? Did they promptly restore the benefits? Huh? What? I can’t hear you? I’ll look it up. Uh…no! They decided that it would cost too much to bail out those two million long-term jobless Americans because it was the patriotic thing to do. What happened next? Oh my bad! I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s step back in time to October 2013. What happened in October of that same year? Food stamps were cut because the 2009 stimulus bill expired, the stimulus that was intended to boost economic activity due to the economic collapse of 2007-2008 when the ‘depression’ started. Now, fast forward to 2014 and the long-term jobless are still jobless and without jobless benefits because guess what? The patriots in Washington think that it’s more fitting to prop up the economy of Ukraine than it is to prop up the economy of the country that they are paid to ‘vigorously support’ and you know…be patriotic to, and that would be, America.

It sounds to me like our Washington patriots are actually patriots of Ukraine because if they’re vigorously supporting Ukraine while hanging Americans out to dry, then they are Ukrainian patriots, not American patriots. What the fuck are they doing collecting a salary from U.S. when they are representing Ukraine? How the fuck is Ukraine the goddamn business of America’s congress? What goddamn business is it of despot Obama of what goes on in Ukraine? Ukraine has not threatened America. Ukraine was never once a part of America. Why is Ukraine more important than jobs or job aid for Americans? Why is Ukraine more important than food assistance for those jobless Americans? Why did our patriots in Washington spend $5 billion to assist in the destabilization of Ukraine? Why did our congressional patriots hand another billion over to Ukraine to prop up Ukraine’s economy? How ‘patriotic’ of them to help Ukraine while fucking over Americans.

So, throwing around the word, patriotic, means not a goddamn thing because the shits who strut around in Washington and who sport an American flag on their lapel, ain’t about shit when it comes to ‘expressing devotion or vigorously supporting’ America. How useless it is to call yourself patriotic when you’re doing everything in your power to bring a country to its knees and you’ve damn near succeeded? How patriotic is it to prop up another country’s economy and fuck up the one that’s paying your goddamn salary and paying for your goddamn designer health care coverage that most Americans can’t lay claim to? How fucking patriotic is that?

How many times have Americans been told by their piece of shit patriotic president, that they just need to work hard and good things will happen? When are the ‘good’ things gonna start happening? When are the patriotic bankers gonna get that epiphany and stop foreclosing on the homes of patriotic Americans who just happened to lose their job and their jobless benefits? When are the patriotic corporations going to start hiring American workers and stop outsourcing American jobs? When is it going to become patriotic to produce American made products that Americans will buy? When are Americans going to act patriotic and refuse to buy anything but American made products? Go ahead and wave that American flag to show how patriotic you are. You know the one, it’s made in China.

Oh, and one last thing! Label me unpatriotic, PLEASE!, because here in America, patriotism is nothing but pure, unadulterated, bullshit! You damn sure can’t eat it! You can’t live in it and like hell if it’ll keep your cold ass, warm! And when you get sick, take patriotism to the doctor and see how much medical care, it’ll get ya! Then come on in here and let me know how well that worked out for ya!

Finally! Bipartisan Legislation!

kiev gold unemployed

The democraps and the rethuglicons have not been able to put aside their differences long enough to get anything done that would well, get anything done. However, that is in the past. Finally, something has been able to achieve what we thought was the unachievable and wouldn’t you just know it would have to be this:

Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Thursday aimed at providing aid to Ukraine and sanctions on Russia in response to Russia’s incursion into Crimea.

Another report headlines:

Senate and House pass bills to help shore up Ukraine economy.

Ain’t that sweet? Congress finally came together to hand over another billion dollars to build up the Ukraine economy and this was after the West spent $5 billion destabilizing Ukraine = U.S. War Profiteering.

But didn’t congress have a problem coming to the aid of the long-term jobless when their benefits expired on December 28th 2013? Congressional representatives used every excuse in and out of the book to not re-instate the benefits knowing all the while that the jobless were having quite the time trying to get hired. Two million long-term jobless Americans lost their benefits and have been without assistance and without a job for three months. What have they been doing? If they’ve no job, why has there been a deafening silence and not a resounding roar? What happened to the two million long-term jobless Americans? Why have we heard not a peep from them? Was it because we’ve just ended one of the coldest winters on record? If so, where are they now? With nothing left to lose, why haven’t they taken to the streets, en masse?

To add insult to injury, the long-term jobless are finding out that congress can indeed come together in bipartisanship when furthering the war machine’s agenda, thereby enriching themselves even more because we all know that war pays the warmongers, but us?, not so much! While the long-term jobless have been busy running to the food banks to supplement their pantry and while they are struggling to pay the mortgage/rent, gas, electric and water bills, our congress is busy propping up Ukraine’s economy. Why? What’s in it for them? Let me repeat what I just wrote because I know that Americans have such short attention spans. Congress is propping up Ukraine’s economy because Ukraine has something that the U.S. wants. Have you not heard about the gold that has been shipped from Ukraine by the U.S? Now, jobless folks, how much gold do you possess? Apparently, not enough since this is what recently happened to Ukraine’s gold.

The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold Reserves

The US has quietly transferred 33 tons of Ukrainian gold out of the country and back to vaults in the US. Presumably, this sovereign wealth transfer would be counted as partial “collateral” for a fresh round of IMF, US FED, and ECB paper debt that is currently being organized for dumping into the Ukraine’s economic black hole.

http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-latest-heist-us-quietly-snatches-the-ukraines-gold-reserves/

And the Ukrainians? They’re gonna soon be looking as cross-eyed broke as the two million long-term jobless Americans look right now. But, there is a silver lining to all of this for the long-term jobless Americans. The Senate on Thursday moved ahead with a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits, three months after benefits expired for more than two million Americans. Sweet! Now, grab that goddamn bone before they yank it back!

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal two weeks earlier that would renew federal long-term unemployment benefits for five months, retroactive to when they expired on December 28.

Retroactive? Fucking wow! Now that you’re homeless, you’re now retroactively homeless. Now how great is that? IF and that’s a big IF, they actually get this legislation signed into law, you can get your old life back. Right? I mean, the landlord was holding your apartment for you. Right? The bank didn’t foreclose on your home while assuming that congress would act in a bipartisan manner and get you back up and running with some assistance, did it? Keep being hopeful about getting this five month retroactive reprieve and then guess what? You’re right back to square one. So much for your representatives doing you a fucking favor. With representative friends like that shit, who needs enemies?

Even though you’ve been without benefits for three months and congress couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of millions of Americans, they give a rat’s ass about the economic plight of Ukrainians because well, uh…because, well, they got gold and they want the Russians to come to heel because what stands between a worldwide economic hostile takeover by the U.S., is Brazil, Russia, India and China, the BRICs. And if the U.S. can isolate Russia and rob Russia of the ability to keep its fleet in the Black Sea and instead establish a naval base there in essence, surrounding Russia, it will.

The Russian-controlled Black Sea Fleet is based on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. It is headquartered at Sevastopol’, with an additional home port in Odessa. Russian interest in the Black Sea extends over more than two centuries. Catherine the Great annexed the Crimea in 1783, and subsequently established a Russian naval base at Sevastopol.

Is this all starting to make sense now? I know that Americans have been dumbed down, but damn! If you can’t see what is happening right before your very eyes and to YOU, well, then…what is there left to say? The American government is the biggest threat to this entire planet. The American government and its warmonger friends and elite fucks are hell bent on subjugating this entire planet to its evil, vile, filthy and depraved rule. The empire must be stopped and my hope is that Russia and China can stop it! Russia, do not hesitate to do what needs to be done, I beg of you! Level this hell before this hell engulfs the entire planet! And it will, because we Americans will do absolutely nothing to stop it because here in America, we are already, the walking dead!

Sources:
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-passes-bills-aid-ukraine-n63891
https://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/mf-black.htm
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-advances-bill-restore-unemployment-benefits-n64086
The Latest Heist: US Quietly Snatches the Ukraine’s Gold