Opinion: Old White Men, Please Report to Your Appropriate Room at Mar a Lago — Kreb Talk

Hold on, hold up old white men; put down your golf clubs, this trip is not for leisure. You all will report to four different rooms at Mar a Lago. You all will initially meet a large conference room to listen to a reading of the U.S. Constitution and then a reading of Martin Luther […]

If you’re an old white man who think he really understands Black people and all their causes, who consider yourself an All-American, political centrist who has done a whole lot of things to support most marginalized groups in America except Black people, please report to the Joe Biden Room.

via Opinion: Old White Men, Please Report to Your Appropriate Room at Mar a Lago — Kreb Talk

Thank you! Thank you for posting this! I just had to add the paragraph about Joe Biden here because I want to touch on why Amerikkkan descendants of slaves should steer clear of his racist ass and never back that debased piece of shit for president!

Joe Biden, when asked if he thought that reparations for descendants of slaves should be paid, responded:

“I do not buy the concept, popular in the ‘60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that.

“I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather,” he continued at the time. “I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”

Now read this!

Racial Disparities in Incarceration

  • In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population.
  • African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.
  • The imprisonment rate for African American women is twice that of white women.
  • Nationwide, African American children represent 32% of children who are arrested,
    42% of children who are detained, and 52% of children whose cases are judicially
    waived to criminal court.

 

The 13th Amendment did not abolish slavery! It merely morphed slavery into the Prison Industrial Complex with this wording,  “The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declared that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

It has been stated that approximately 450,000 Africans arrived in the United States over the course of the slave trade which is why the fact that over 2.3 million descendants of African slaves are incarcerated is extremely telling since it means that slavery is still very much in evidence today and that is why I have no idea why Amerikkkan descendants of slaves go about celebrating Juneteenth when we are not free. We were never free and we never will be free and so old white men like Joe Biden can stand somewhere and screech and shout “that he will be damned if he will assume responsibility for the sins of his father and his grandfather” when those same sins now fall on his shoulders and other old white men just like him! And what the hell does Joe Biden mean when he said, “I will not hold the white man back?!” When the hell has a white man been held back? What the fuck is this piece of shit talking about? Ain’t no white man ever held himself back from taking what did NOT belong to him. Never! Those debased shits go around taking what doesn’t belong to them and put down claims on what belongs to other countries, continents and people and so what the fuck?!!! They will bomb a country to smithereens just to lay claim to whatever’s left. Joe Biden’s ass needs a straight jacket since not one word of what he said makes a damn bit of sense!

Joe Biden and those other old white men had no problem when it came to the Jews screeching and wailing about reparations for the Holocaust since we all know that they received reparations many, many years AFTER the Holocaust; the same with the Japanese who were herded into internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. No one stated that they “would be damned if they would be responsible for the sins of their fathers and their grandfathers” when it came to paying reparations to the Jews or to the Japanese, but when it comes to paying reparations to those of us who are direct descendants of African slaves, all of a goddamn sudden, every old white man acts like a stick’s been shoved up his ass and gets to hollering and wailing that “he’ll be damned if he will assume responsibility for that shit!” Oh, he’ll be damned, alright. He doesn’t have to worry about that because the time is coming when he will get his due. And those old white men can take that to the goddamn bank!

This country was built on the backs of my ancestors who received not a damn dime for what they built with blood, sweat and tears. They were whipped, lashed, maimed, raped, molested, sodomized, experimented on and murdered and their descendants are to this very day, for the most part, still fucked up! And don’t you murderous whites sit on your depraved asses and tell us what you will “be damned” about since we already know that your debased asses will be damned. But damn it! Reparations are overdue, past due and some more shit and this is why the day will come when your shit, shit you have thanks to MY ancestors, is going to get fucked up! I anxiously await the day when that will come to pass and believe me, it most assuredly will. You are getting just a taste of it now, but you evil, greedy bastards ain’t seen nothing yet!

Joe Biden should NOT get one damn vote from ANY Amerikkkan descendant of slaves; not one! And if you vote for that racist old white man, then something is seriously wrong with you! Get a damn clue! Joe Biden is no different from Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell, Bernie Sanders or any other racist old white man that’s crawling and slithering around the halls of congress and the White House. If you’ve seen one racist old white man, you’ve seen them all! And not one has ever stood for us descendants of slaves and not one will because they are all greedy, deceitful, dirty bastards, down to the very last one and this you should already know. Who owns every goddamn thing? Who has stolen every goddamn thing which is why they own every damn thing and then can turn around and say, “I’ll be damned if I feel responsible for the vile and vicious shit I do because I am WHITE, goddamn it!” Yeah! That’s Joe Biden and those other filthy debased old white shits who are just as racist and criminal as his damn white ass! Vote for that shit at your own peril! But don’t say you weren’t warned because that would be a lie!

Because Your Ass Is White! A Re-post

Standing on the corner,
I’ve got these drugs for sale.
I turn a teacher into a ho
and I send her straight to hell.

Don’t put the blame on me.
I’m just a businessman.
I’m trying to make a living
the only way I can.

You don’t hate the motherfuckers
that sell you alcohol.
It’s all the same thing
but I’m the one who takes the fall.

My time on this here corner
maybe short, but it ain’t sweet.
I got the cops all on my ass
until I’m just a piece of meat.

I must represent my gang
so don’t cross onto my turf.
Respect the line that’s drawn.
I’m just another serf.

The white man says to me,
“nigga, keep your nose clean!”
as he steals my crack and money
and kicks me in my spleen.

I ain’t got a fancy office
like the thugs on Wall Street.
But I got to live somehow.
Everybody needs to eat.

So, I shot a motherfucker.
And a child got in the way.
I didn’t set this shit in motion.
You know who called the play.

I’m on the evening news
I took a bullet to the head.
I’m just a motherfucker
lying in the morgue, dead.

The shit won’t stop with me.
That just ain’t how it works.
They gone keep those drugs coming
because of all the perks.

How you think I got the drugs?
Did you ever wonder why
I can get a gun and drugs
and make your ass so high?

I was low on the totem pole
and I always knew the score.
Get your head from out your ass.
You know why I was poor!

I was born to be a loser;
to end up dead or in the pen.
You know the goddamn truth.
I was never meant to win.

Blame me for the corruption
that comes down from the top.
You know who calls the shots
and who protects a dirty cop.

But it’s convenient to blame me
for the violence in the hood.
And ignore the burning cross
or the Aryan Brotherhood.

You can turn and look away
from what it’s all about
because in your little white bread world,
you’ll get yours without a doubt.

There ain’t no hungry bellies,
nor are there crack hos on the prowl.
You’ve got the sweetest little setup
while the rest of us live foul.

You sit nicely in the pew
on a fine Sunday morning.
You smile and pay your tithes.
You’ve got no reason to be mourning.

Your brother, he ain’t dead
from a drive by in the night.
You don’t live that kind of life
because your ass is white!

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

This one bears repeating because it is just as true today as the day I initially wrote it back in April of 2015. What the fuck has changed? Not a goddamn thing except that the situation has gotten worse. Whites commit crimes and are considered “too important to jail,” and yet that shit has never been stated when it comes to descendants of slaves. Whites put ALL of this shit in motion and then sit back and exclaim over how Black people are having to survive. We were set up from the beginning of our fucked up existence in this cesspool of crime and corruption perpetrated by the whites and yet we are the ones who are behind bars; millions of us while whites get off scot-free on every criminal act they commit.

Since slavery, which continues to this very day, we have stood not one goddamn chance in what the whites have turned into a shithole what with their fucking fracking, nuclear waste dumps, cancer causing weed killer, GMO garbage that’s passing for food these days and the fucked up list is endless and yet they continue to pat themselves on their depraved backs like they’re doing everyone a goddamn favor. There is no such thing as healthcare. There is no such thing as a great standard of living for millions. There are homeless tent cities all across this cesspool. Plagues are making a comeback and will only get worse seeing as how entire towns have been flooded and their drinking water that was already loaded down with toxins has been made even more toxic by the fact of flooded waste treatment plants.

Depraved white parasites have doomed us all with their killer technology that is aimed at killing the vast majority of us and our only saving grace is the fact that the shit cannot remain up and running thanks to the hundreds of storms and tornadoes that are busily tearing that shit down. I can only hope the storms continue.

But know this whites, as you try and take us out, millions of you are going first. Millions of you will lose what you have stolen. You have seen to it that we have nothing to lose and that is exactly why I laugh when I see your shit fucked up and floating down the river. I laugh when I read the reports that state that capitalism has been ground to a halt thanks to flooded rivers that once made it possible for your products to make it to consumers. I laugh when I can only see the roofs of your palatial homes because Mother Nature decided to re-gentrify your shit with water. She’s moved your ass out of the way to make way for water. I laugh when I see pale asses sitting up in tents waiting on some federal funds from the Trump Administration and if you ever receive any funds, you’ll more than likely have been hit with yet another storm and Trump is going to get tired of bailing even your pale asses out. Just ask those who live in Puerto Rico.

And yeah! Drugs have made their way into rural areas, upscale areas and other areas that were not saturated with drugs since whites originally dumped massive amounts of crack and other drugs in Black communities and watched the shit unfold. Now the shit is unfolding in your communities and you ain’t hardly happy about that shit. Neither were we when you saturated our neighborhoods with that shit, but your nasty ass didn’t even blink over it. And I’m not even blinking over your plight. Now, you’ve got hungry bellies, growling and some more shit since your beloved racist Trump cut the hell out of the food stamp program but because he stands for exactly what you are, you still support him even though he would not even spit on your ass if it was on fire to help put it out.

Thankfully, the day has come that more and more whites are finally reaping what they have been sowing for hundreds of years. You could turn and look away at one point in time, but not anymore. That shit’s now your problem to deal with. Sink, motherfuckers, sink into that lovely brown water that’s flooded a great deal of this shithole and it shall continue because your ass is white!

Thanks To ‘Whites’ Bringing Us Climate Change, Black Folks, It Is Time To Get Back To A Sense Of Community

The headlines out today do not bode well for mass food production thanks to climate change or global warming or whatever you want to call it, which was brought to us via the whites, who also came up with the not so bright idea of mass food production seeing as how food recalls are in the news daily. The headlines are about farmers who are impotent as a direct result of climate change since the recent historic flooding events in the Midwest has ground planting to a halt, as well as the delivery of products via the Mississippi River.

Midwest farmers in limbo as flooding halts shipping along Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is the key shipping artery for agriculture, inputs to manufacturing, chemicals, energy products, construction and building materials that are used domestically and for export to the world market through the Gulf of Mexico.

But there’s not much water traffic this spring season due to historic flooding from snow melt and rain in America’s heartland. Record-breaking rainfall has caused flooding along the Mississippi River and as a result, the river is basically closed for business.

So thanks to Mother Nature fucking white folks shit up since they are no damn good anyway, food prices are soaring and that is a good thing since this should drive many folks to go back to planting community gardens and fending for themselves. We were much healthier when we grew our own food because what happened when food became mass produced? GMO shit! Roundup, which contains a known carcinogen, is sprayed every damn where to stop a goddamn weed from growing when in my childhood, we merely bent our backs over the fields of vegetables and pulled the weeds up by the root, weekly and we didn’t suffer for it. We received much needed Vitamin D from the sun while getting great exercise and healthy foods. Mass food production destroyed all of that. And now look at us; morbidly obese couch potatoes who stare down at a damn phone while munching down on garbage passing for food that was delivered by Uber. Seriously???!!!

But since we don’t have the sense god gave a goat, Mother Nature to the rescue AGAIN!!! I hope Mother Nature continues to, essentially, ground capitalism to a halt and MAKE people get up off their obese ass and plant their own vegetables. Look up from those goddamn phones and realize what is truly important and newsflash! What’s NOT important is all your fucking Apps on that goddamn smartphone that’s taken the place of your damn brain. And so since farmers are “in limbo,” they are going to stay in limbo because climate change ain’t going nowhere. So that means, either get up off your big ass and plant your own vegetables or head to the store with your $25 in food stamps since the Trump Administration has cut the hell out of food stamp benefits and then dig deep inside your pockets or purses and get to shoveling money across the counter to pay for the massive increase in prices for garbage that shouldn’t even be served to a cockroach, Trump supporters since many of you are still devoted to that lump of orange clay that’s not giving a damn about your plight.

You can sit somewhere on your stupid ass and pretend that this is all just going to right itself and things will be back to normal in no time flat all you want, but the writing is on the wall for all to see; climate change is here to stay and things are only going to get worse from here. Don’t believe it? Here is some more bad news for those of you who are not into farming for yourselves or doing much of anything else for yourselves, for that matter.

The Hurricane Season Prediction for 2019 Is Similar to Last Year. That’s Bad News

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near-normal” hurricane season in 2019, with between two and four major hurricanes expected. However, only two major hurricanes hit in 2018, but both made direct strikes on the United States, causing billions of dollars in damage and claiming dozens of lives.

Gerry Bell, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center lead hurricane forecaster, emphasized Thursday that communities should take the hurricane season seriously because, as 2018 showed, even an average number of storms can cause significant damage.

So don’t even think about ignoring the truth in that climate change is here to stay since all you need do is go to Panama City Beach, Florida or Mexico Beach, Florida which was reduced to rubble to see for yourself. And those who still ‘live’ in Panama City Beach are to this very day, in tents waiting on funds from the Trump Administration. The mayor of Panama City Beach, Florida has stated that he has been to Washington three times to beg for more funding to clean up the debris left behind by last year’s hurricanes and he says that all he got for his efforts was the sound of crickets chirping. Meanwhile, people are sitting all up in tents provided to them by a more fortunate resident of Panama Beach, Florida and the pictures included in this blog are mostly from her ‘tent city’. The people who ‘camp’ there all say that they would not have any place to go if this woman had not opened her backyard up to them and equipped it with shower facilities, electricity and the other necessities of life. This is exactly what I mean, Black folks, in that we need to get back to community involvement which means doing exactly what this white is doing for other whites. In the pictures, you will notice that not one Black person is depicted. Even disasters cannot bridge the divide between Black people and whites.

The vast majority of homes that are occupied by Black people are owned by whites and those include apartment buildings and so what do we really have to lose when it comes to seeing whites’ shit get fucked up? That’s their shit and nine times out of ten, the house or apartment is a slum and so while we are trying to get our act together and go back to the basics, the same applies with housing other Black people in your area; helping them find suitable housing. Collaboration is the key. Keeping the lines of communication open is the key. Realizing that we are all we have is the key. What is happening is real. What is happening is fucked up but it had to happen because there was no other way to turn the tide. This is Mother Nature’s way of saying to the whites, “You ain’t ALL that! I CAN and WILL fuck YOU and YOUR shit up! And don’t even think I’m playing with your debased ass!” Mother Nature is insisting on grinding the whites’ capitalism shit to a halt! She is fed up with those parasites fucking up her planet and she is doing something about it. Expect more and worse shit to come. And so the only thing I can do is attempt to get you to prepare for what is to come.

Hurricane season is here now. So enjoy the pictures by Vice News that showcase the fact that those who were impacted by last years hurricanes are still adversely impacted today despite having screeched and wailed to their ‘white god’ Donald Trump that they need some funds. They are being referred to as “The Forgotten People” and there will be many more ‘forgotten people’ joining them. So don’t say that you weren’t warned because that would be a lie!

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With historic flooding in the Midwest and hurricane season upon us, it’s about to get even uglier than this and so just like those who are Trump’s rabid base in the Florida Panhandle are being ignored by their ‘white god’, Donald Trump, so are the farmers in the Midwest and Trump’s other supporters who applaud his racist rhetoric, bigotry, misogyny and stupidity. You reap what you sow and so getta reaping!

“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!”

 

Trump Believes That America Is Clean And Every Other Country Is Dirty And So That Is Why Climate Change Will Not Impact America. Someone, ANYONE, PLEASE Get A Straight Jacket For That Man! Right Now!

I am almost in tears thanks to the absurdity of having someone who should be sitting in the corner of a classroom with a dunce cap on his head, facing the wall but who instead is president of the United States of America. When faced with questions about the climate change report released by his own Administration, Donald Trump responded by saying, “I don’t believe it!” When questioned further on the report, Trump stated that “America is clean, but every other place on earth is dirty. That’s not good.” And apparently, this is why, in his mind, America will never have to act on climate change.

Trump’s own Administration released a dire and massive report on how climate change is going to affect each and every single American and yet, Trump has stated that he does not even believe in the report his Administration just released. How is that even possible? Does the man even know what planet he is on? If you can stand watching this short video, I would advise you to watch it because only by seeing it, will you believe it.

 

The man has clearly gone beyond ‘idiot’ status and is in “The Outer Limits!” And so let me recall to mind some examples of the havoc that climate change has wreaked so far. The next video is the devastation that Hurricane Michael brought to areas of Florida.

As I am sure many of you can recall, Mexico Beach, Florida and Panama City, Florida were all but wiped out and those areas still have not recovered and ‘recovery’ in some cases is years down the road thanks to a horrific hurricane, Hurricane Michael.

Here is Ellicott City, MD this year. This area had just reopened after having gone through a ‘thousand year’s flood in 2016 and another thousand year’s flood occurred this year. Someone, send this to Trump!

And not to be left out, we come to the Midwest.

Even the folks who study charts and graphs as they relate to flooding at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were flooded out along with their charts and graphs and stats. Both were sent floating down the street.

Let us not forget Houston, TX. It was called, an historic flood and judging from the video, it was.

So, as you can see, despite that Trump thinks America is just “too clean” to ever be affected by climate change, that is just simply not the case. When we are all floating down the goddamn street along with Trump’s stupid ass, I guess we will finally realize that despite that great “American exceptionalism” we’ve been told that we possess, climate change will affect us in a big ass way and no amount of paper towels is going to clean up the mess as that is what Donald Trump threw at the people of Puerto Rico.

Donald Trump has already insulted Haiti and African countries by calling them, “shitholes” and now he has insulted every country on the planet by stating that “they are all dirty” and, apparently, ripe for climate change.  How anyone can take this fool seriously is a complete and utter mystery to me. And let us not forget the recent wildfires that have plagued many cities in California that sent thousands fleeing for their very lives. Never before seen anomalies have occurred and Trump just thinks that Californians need to take “rakes and rake the fires on outta there.” Listen to this nitwit and you’re a dead person.

 

 

Many people died while trying to escape these fires. Many were elderly and infirm and some had no cars and even those who had cars, died sitting in traffic.

 

Even inmate firefighters lost their lives fighting these fires. Some celebrities like Kim Kardashian hired their own ‘personal’ firefighters to save their homes. But how many of us can do that?

If climate change is not taken seriously, there is going to be massive loss of life. And I don’t care how much hate you have in your so-called ‘heart’ for those not of your complexion, fires don’t discriminate. Ask the people of Paradise, CA.

And so, I’ll finish this with pictures of the flooding that has occurred all across America that proves America is not so clean that America can’t be fucked up by climate change. Another fact, hurricanes don’t discriminate either. I would think on that if I were you.

 

 

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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.

 

Thousands in GOP-led states lost Medicaid coverage this month

 

Trump supporters and those who vote for republicans are set to join their ranks.

Medicaid rolls set to be slashed under Trump-approved work rules

The thousands of people who lost Medicaid coverage this month in Arkansas for not following newly implemented work requirements may be a sign of what’s to come in other GOP-led states.

Indiana and New Hampshire are slated to implement their Medicaid work requirements next year, and a slew of other states are awaiting approval from the Trump administration.

Arkansas has served as a test case of sorts since it was the first state to implement work requirements, and this month it became the first state to kick off beneficiaries for not following them.

The state removed more than 4,000 people from the Medicaid rolls, with some estimates saying that number could climb to 50,000 when the requirements are fully implemented in 2019.

The article goes on to state that “Of those who lost coverage this month, about 95 percent didn’t file the necessary documents with the state. That led to their removal from Medicaid.”

So because those people were working and did not file the necessary paperwork, they were kicked off Medicaid? Or it could be that they had no internet access which is prevalent in rural areas where most people vote republican. Now, you and your children are without medical coverage even as you work minimum wage jobs that obviously qualify you for Medicaid but because Trump and the republicans don’t give a damn about you, AGAIN, you are now without medical coverage.

Tell me this. How is attending Trump rallies and railing against Black people helping you when you’re ill and cannot afford to head to the doctor? Trump stands somewhere, not even pretending to give a damn about you, but because he embodies everything you stand for as it pertains to racism, bigotry, prejudice and hatred, you will follow him to an illness for which you cannot receive treatment because Trump and his cronies have implemented new rules that require you to fill out paperwork before you can access Medicaid and if you don’t, then too bad, so sad and all you do is continue to laud Trump and the GOP as the second coming of ‘Christ’? You really are stupid and unfortunately, even with medical coverage, there seems to be no cure for stupid.

Trump and the GOP are doing everything possible to bring pain, suffering, misery and death to their supporters while their supporters are hanging on to Trump for dear life as if by doing so, that is going to keep them from needing to seek the attentions of a medical doctor because apparently, they are going to be cured by simply looking at Trump. Yeah! That’s going to work!

While Trump and the GOP led congress just handed over a windfall for the wealthiest in America, which certainly did not exclude shareholders of corporations who are to receive even bigger dividend checks, those who are the poor working stiff supporters of Trump got the shaft, again. Not to mention the fact that Trump lied when he said that he would not benefit from the tax plan, when in fact, he does which was the intent when this tax plan was crafted.

9 ways Trump’s tax plan is a gift to the rich, including himself

“No, I don’t benefit. I don’t benefit,” Trump said. “In fact, very, very strongly, as you see, I think there’s very little benefit for people of wealth.”

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), who was part of the team that worked with the White House to craft the tax-overhaul outline, was asked a similar question on Fox News. He, too, said this plan does little to help the rich.

“I think those who benefit most are middle-class families struggling to keep every dollar they earn,” Brady told Fox News.

But one look at this plan tells a very different story. It gives an outright tax cut to the wealthiest Americans and it preserves almost all of the most popular loopholes they use to reduce their tax bills.

As some of you can see, those  of you who don’t have their heads shoved up their ass or who cannot see beyond the foam emanating from their mouths thanks to rabid hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice, Trump has done more to feather his already well-feathered nest and has done nothing but cause his base to get into an uproar over immigration, border walls and draining the swamp, which of course was a distraction meant to distract his base from the pain he intended to inflict on them. And by the way, what swamp would that be, the one BEFORE Trump took office or the one Trump now needs to drain thanks to what he in turn, re-filled the swamp with? Trump’s swamp is no better than the one he claimed he was going to drain. What we have seen floating to the top of Trump’s swamp, trumps that of his predecessor and that’s saying something.

But by all accounts, dark days are here for everyone who is not ‘earning’ over $400,000 a year and so those supporters of Trump and the GOP who are not in that income bracket are now having to deal with no medical coverage, food stamp work requirements that mostly hurt children and the fact that Trump is only just getting started. Go ahead, continue showing up at Trump’s rallies, ignorant to what he is doing to you and your families until it is too late and you find yourself with your teeth falling out and too sick to make it in to work. And though you may think that the Emergency Room is going to take care of you because of a ‘no one is to be turned away’ policy, I wouldn’t count on that if I were you because I have known plenty who have been turned away from Emergency Rooms and who then died after the hospital called the police on them to escort their broke, sick ass out of there. No one came to their rescue and Trump and his GOP cronies damn sure are not coming to yours. He has reduced your food stamps that you need to help feed your families because Walmart’s and Amazon’s wages just don’t cut it and now he is cutting your Medicaid off because, as he so proudly stated, he wants to “Make AmeriKKKa Great Again!” That slogan is truly catching, isn’t it? I just hope you don’t ‘catch’ the flu this season. You’ve no medical coverage. Ain’t that great?

How you can help protect Medicare and Social Security — The Most Revolutionary Act

Originally posted on #Monetary Sovereignty – Mitchell: . It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed And the treachery of their leaders ============================================================================ You endlessly have been told that Medicare and Social Security Trust funds will, in the near future, run short of money unless benefits are decreased…

via How you can help protect Medicare and Social Security — The Most Revolutionary Act

My belief (which I have stated before) is that there is a new global economic realignment happening and the US is being left out – which is why the conditions of Americans’ lives are deteriorating so rapidly. The fact that the entire US infrastructure is computerized has left the country extremely vulnerable – which makes it extremely difficult to predict which system will collapse first – the energy or the telecommunications grid. – Dr. Stuart Bramhall

Wise words, indeed! And true! Quite frankly, I cannot wait for ALL grids to collapse. That is what is needed because the hypnotized Americans are not going to realize how fucked they are until their smartphones go dead and the lights go out. When they can no longer gas up the SUV, there will be hell to pay as well. They’ll wake the fuck up then. Donald Trump’s administration, just as all previous administrations that raided Social Security and threw in worthless IOUs that I couldn’t even use as decent toilet tissue, is also coming for Social Security.  Social Security and Medicare are not on the point of insolvency. The government prints money out of thin air and can just print more money. It has no problem printing money to throw at the U.S. Military Industrial Complex and yet, we are to believe that no monies can be found for Social Security and Medicare? Don’t believe this bullshit and don’t leave it up to the sick ass seniors to save your Social Security and Medicare because it is always left up to the old and infirm to hobble down the street with pitchforks in hand while clutching walkers and canes at the same time. This will impact US all if we allow Trump and the GOP to get away with lying that Social Security and Medicare are about to go belly up. That is simply not true.

And as the number of those living in poverty climbs, the last remaining safety net programs, such as they are, will be sorely needed especially seeing as how even the United Nations issued a shocking report, though not shocking to me, as to the extent of poverty in the United States which was quickly slammed by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has taken umbrage at a new United Nations report that examines entrenched poverty in the United States and calls the number of children living in poverty “shockingly high.” She called the analysis a “misleading and politically motivated document.”

A Washington Post article said that the report, written by U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston, says the United States tops the developed world with the highest rates of youth poverty, infant mortality, incarceration, income inequality and obesity. He also said that the Trump administration’s policies will deepen poverty.

Let me repeat this part! “The Trump administration’s policies will deepen poverty,” which means that, like I’ve already stated, Trump and the GOP are coming for Social Security and Medicare which will only ‘deepen poverty’ and too many Americans are living in extreme poverty as it is. While congress enjoys designer health care coverage and a great pension for life, the biggest class growth is the ‘poverty class’ and America is fast becoming a 3rd World nation. The situation is so bad that hookworm has been discovered in America again.

The UN study also found 19 out of 55 people tested in Alabama had hookworm. It’s a disease typically found in developing countries, one that was thought to have been eradicated in the US in the 1980s. Hookworm is most common in developing nations in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.[2] Areas with poor sanitation, water treatment, and plumbing/sewage infrastructure are especially at risk.  And now, hookworm is also “typically found in the developing country called, ‘America’! For the love of !!!!

What in the world is hookworm? A parasitic nematode worm that inhabits the intestines of humans and other animals. It has hooked mouthparts with which it attaches itself to the wall of the gut, puncturing the blood vessels and feeding on the blood.

And yet Nikki Haley said,

“It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America. In our country, the President, Members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, and City Council members actively engage on poverty issues every day. Compare that to the many countries around the world, whose governments knowingly abuse human rights and cause pain and suffering.”

Americans are walking around with hookworm that is ‘most commonly found in developing nations’ and so according to Nikki Haley, “it is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America?” That skank is a depraved, soulless monster as is anyone who works for the Trump Administration and who condones what Trump stands for. I have never seen the like in all my born days! What the hell is wrong with US when we will sit still for this?

None of you see the writing on the wall? Are you that dense? Are your smartphones and personal assistants that distracting that you can’t see what is right in front of your very eyes? First they came for the seniors and the disabled and then they will come for you! You’d better be understanding this! Your smartphone is not going to pay your rent when robots and automation have taken your jobs. Your personal assistant, Alexa, is not going to be able to house and feed you when you lose your income and Social Security is not there to at least, help out in some small way. Obamacare is on life support and so what are you going to do if Trump and the GOP get their way and destroy Medicare? Ask Siri what to do? Yeah! Get your prescription for hookworm from Siri! Your ass is just going to be dropping worms everywhere and don’t damn well come near me with that shit!

No one in the Trump administration gives a damn about any of us who are not multi-millionaires. The United States would rather pull out of the United Nations Council on Human Rights than listen to reports that gives a clear picture in that the United States is descending into 3rd World conditions. They are making excuses that other countries should be looked at for their human rights abuses and how dare anyone confirm what many of us know and that is that the United States has already descended into 3rd World conditions for too many people, including children. Millions of people are living in deep poverty here in the states. Does that have no meaning for you whatsoever? SIGH! I throw my hands up!