Twelve more years! That is what they yelled at Donald Trumps last rally. The last and only president to serve twelve years was Franklin D Roosevelt. The guy who gave us the New Deal. Before the New Deal, no one had health insurance when they retired. No one had unemployment insurance. No one had a Social Security check when they retired. There were the “Haves” and “Have Nots.” If you haven’t gotten it yet, that is what is at stake here. The Trump followers we think are “Racist” are actually part of the Reagan plan to destroy all social programs. The Republicans are being told this in secret. This is why they are going along with Crazy Trump. They are all in on it, at least a 3rd of the Democrats and all of the Republicans. So get ready. They win!
This really reminds me of the 80’s when Democrats were jumping ship from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party like woman and children being tossed into life boats on the Titanic. The list is over fifty names with the most notable at the time being Senator Phil Gram of Texas who resigned as a Democrat Senator and then ran as a Republican and won his seat back. Gram was one of many who were doing it: Condoleezza Rice switched from Democrat to Republican in 1982, that same year Eugene Atkinson switched from Democrat to Republican after a phone call with Ronald Reagan; and probably the most notable of all, Mike Pence. That’s right, Mr. Anti-Abortion guy himself voted for Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan in 1980, but then saw the tide shift from Less Government to the More Christian Right’s and got on the winning side. It was a hard time to understand for this young liberal guy trying to carry the flag of equal rights and fair distribution of wealth.
I lived through that conservative shift where I saw the country go from “Marijuana will be legal in a year,” under Jimmy Carter, to “Just say ‘no'” under Ronald Reagan. I saw “worker’s rights” go from “support your union” to “right to work” without a union; I saw “separation of church and state to protect all faiths,” go to “this is a Christian country, period.” And most disturbingly, I saw “fiscally conservative” go to “cut taxes and increase debt to blame on social programs.” It really is that simple. Ronald Reagan had a plan to increase the debt so much we would have to cut social programs. He called it “starving the beast.” Under Ronald Reagan we had our first Peace Time deficit over a trillion dollars, and no one talked about it. Fortunately, the Dot Boom craze came under President Clinton and the budget was balanced again, and social programs were saved. Then came along Bush 43 and he created another debt disaster and had finally achieved Ronald Reagan’s plan. Fortunately for the USA, Bush 43 was from a moderate background and couldn’t let the country go through the breakdown they had planned to kill Social Security; and instead of letting it all fail, as planned, Bush let the Democrat Party save his ass with a bailout. Of course, President Obama put us back on track and turned over a functioning, growing economy to our current president who has finally found a way to break everything so bad we are seriously thinking of cutting all social programs from the post office to social security.
Yes, it all began with Ronald Reagan and ends with Donald Trump, the ‘nalds of democracy I call them.
So here we are in our world filled with changes. So many I know not where to start. Okay, how about here: Melania Trump has changed the rose garden from a colorful array of brightness and light, to a sombre display of dark macabre to match her husbands darkness. Obviously she knows his days in office are numbered. She knows his crazy karma is why 2 hurricanes are landing on the USA tomorrow and that the asteroid I have been warning you about that the gods are sending to warn us not to reelect the dark-knight-is-Satan’s Army to a second term, is now on target to hit Washing DC this November.
Last night I was awakened by the dream of an angry cat snarling at me. I awoke just as it had leaped for my head. I knew then that I had better get back on track with the reality of this Trump thing. The reality that not only will love and decency come back to America when he and his Knights In Satan’s Army are gone, but when the beautiful conservative people wake up and join hands with us liberals to finally end poverty and inequality in the world. It’s happening. I know I say a lot of bad things about Republicans, but there was a time I didn’t. A time when the Republican was not an NRA Quake-Anon. They believed in less government, but also, good government. They believed social problems were best left to the states, not the Supreme Court. They were good people but were pushed out as Moderates by the NRA, Tape-Her-Legs-Together wackos. The NRA Quake-Anon nuts now totally rule the Republican Party. That’s sad. And, that’s why a massive asteroid and numerous hurricanes are headed straight for us: God has had enough and wants His party back.
Here is a photo of Melania’s Knights In Satan’s Army Rose Garden:
It looks like it belongs in one of Mussolini’s fascist buildings.
House built by Mussolini looks like a good fit for Melania’s Rose Garden.
“Truth” is not property to be used as one pleases. “Truth” is truth and “falsehoods” are false. Plain and simple. Unfortunately, “truth” at this period of time is what one chooses to believe. Take for example scripted Wrestling. Fans watch these performances knowing they are fake, but choose to believe them anyway; it’s the same with today’s Trump Supporters.
Exclusive Footage of the Republican 2020 National Convention.
Okay, I’m still here. I was hoping Donald Trump would be gone by now but he’s not. I don’t get it. Everyday I expect the rest of the world (the 35% who still support him) to wake up and say, “Okay, we f**ked up, this guy is a criminal imbecile.”
I’m so confused by this that I wrote a poem called
(Spoken with the cadence of kids jumping rope.)
A criminal imbecile was elected president
by a talking bad about the immigrant.
This criminal imbecile had no sense at all
he took a million dollars and he spent it on a wall.
This criminal imbecile once went to Russia
where he was peed on in a shower stall.
The Russian spies still have film of it
so in reality, Putin is our president.
If this is the America that you want
lay on your back and piss strait up
The piss will fall back on you in the same way
That Donald Trump is pissing today. That’s my poem, sorry if I offends a few of my Republican fiends, I was hoping to offend you all as you have me with your closed-minded hate for the land of the free and home of the brave.
What I want to talk with you about today is religion, good religion. As you know I’m a Lotus Sutra Buddhist who believes in the Mystic Law. It works for me. We believe in equal-rights and peace, I’m down with that. I’m a member of the Soka Gakai and our first president died in a Japanese prison for refusing to fight in WWII. After the devastation of the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WWII, the Soka Gakai took a stance against nuclear weapons, and our current president has cornered the world talking with leaders about disarming all nukes. And if that isn’t enough, we are proud of our diversity which includes all nationalities and LGBTQ groups as well. So don’t expect a room filled with Asian monks in orange and yellow robes, it’s not that kind of Buddhism.
We believe there is a Mystic Law taught by Shakyamuni, the original Buddha, over 2500 years ago. This law is nothing new, in a lot of ways it is similar to the positive message you see on The Secret TV series; only our transformation isn’t just a feel-good-for-a-few hours movie, it is a way of life. We chant the Mystic Law twice a day, and for me, this has changed my life.
So this is how I’m avoiding the news of President Trump and Mitch McConnell. Instead of letting their bigot, hypocritical ways bug me, I chant that they will come to find the Buddha within them and begin working for world peace, equal rights, and social justice. I really think they can change for the better.
If you would have told me that the day would come when I was living in a country where postponing a presidential election was a possibility, I would have told you it wouldn’t be the USA. Of course, this was before Donald Trump. Now, anything is possible, I mean, ANYTHING! Not to be an alarmist, but has anyone given any thought to the fact that this guy, the clowns clown, is in command of the greatest stock pile of nuclear weapons on the planet? Hello, if you’re out there alien saviors, come help us now.
The Aliens Dance to their plan to save the planet from Donald Trump.
They came from a distant planet where people are equal and the rich don’t own you.
Of course with their high technological advances, it only took seconds.
They find the bunker where the crazy man with all the bombs lives.
They find him tweeting in his living room.
Hooray!!! They abduct him and the world is a safe place again.
I watched Donald Trump yesterday. He is so easy to read it is scary. He just wants to be the center of attention. Period. That’s why he will do everything he can to stay the center of attention, and when he loses the election this November, there will be hell to pay. His world will be over and so will ours if someone doesn’t rescue us from this egomaniac.
Giving the spineless Republicans who are backing him, I’m praying for an Alien abduction to save our planet; it’s our best hope now.
Evil World Leaders Put Evil Madness Hex on Crazy White Guy.
I consulted with my Chinese Fortune Sticks, the oldest form of fortune telling in the world, this morning. I wished that Donald Trump loses the election this November. The sticks said: “You’re wish will come when you least expect it.”
Then I asked about the bomb and got: “A light person very jealous will bring a quarrel soon.”
So, my reading of the sticks are as such:
Expect a confrontation with a “jealous” world leader before the election, that’s right, a war. We’re f**ked. You heard it here first sports fans.
On this day in 1890 the first execution by electrocution is carried out at the Auburn Prison in New York on William Kemmler. Electricity was still a new thing at the time for there really wasn’t much use for it until Thomas Edison found a way to make it into light in 1879. Electricity had been around since Benjamin Franklin experimented with his magic key and lightening — can I get an Amen, Benjamin Franklin was one of the few Framers of the US Constitution who fought against slavery most of his life by being a member of the Abolition of Slavery movements, and I support the BLM but also want to recognize those who did the best they could to end it in the past. — getting back to electricity: it was relatively new in 1890 and the 1%ers needed a way to make money off of it and so found a way to use it in law enforcement as quickly as possible. That’s right, just as today, the Police State was a profitable business and still is. So, when you hear “Defund the Police,” it is this kind of shit we are talking about. Also, I have to add that the company who supplied the electricity was Westinghouse and the owner, George Westinghouse, opposed his product being used for murder. A lawyer filed an appeal claiming the electric chair violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, but of course, there’s no stopping murder when it is sanctioned by the government. Funny, but George Westinghouse’s consciousness for not using electricity for murder would alarm the other business leaders in the country that Westinghouse had a heart, a sign of weakness, and so they ruined him: George Westinghouse would lose everything over the next twenty years. That’s how it works with BAD capitalism: you can’t have a heart, you can’t be kind, you can’t do the right thing and have crazy profits. The two don’t go together. That’s the problem with today’s “Bad Capitalism,” and why if the Bad Capitalist don’t join the human race and change their ways, we are going to have to find another form of government. I for one am still on the Good Capitalist bandwagon for now; you know, the Ben & Jerry capitalism where profits are divided more equitable, and the top guys and gals still make a shit load of money, but the bottom guys and gals make a decent living too! what a f**king concept!!!
And now for something completely different, I want to talk with you today about animal cruelty and point you to PITA to make a donation. We need to stop this shit now! Here are some recent examples of bad pet owners. If this doesn’t get you to open up your wallet and donate money I don’t know what will:
So I’m still avoiding the Trump madness by focusing on better things, better people, better days to come. In doing so I have been hitting my Buddhist studies hard. Today’s instruction is from the “Rainbow of Hope” chapter in The Human Revolution.
No matter how deep the darkness (Trump), no matter how fiercely the winds (Republican Enablers) blow, I hope you will keep a rainbow of hope in your hearts and advance in high and indomitable spirits. A rainbow is a symbol of hope, ideals and lofty intentions. And faith is the source of all of these. Okay, I know what you’re thinking “What kind of Buddhism is that?” To which I say, “It is both kinds, Country and Western (sorry, I knew one day I would find a place to use one of my favorite Blues Brothers quotes in my blog). Seriously, the writing I just referenced (without the parenthetical additions of Trump and Republican Enablers added) is from Nichiren Daishonin which you might know of us as Nichiren Buddhism. We chant to a Gohonzon, which serves as a mirror to reflect and draw forth our Buddha existence, for we are all Buddhas. You see, boys and girls, the Buddha does not exist in some far distant place but is in us, we are all Buddhas waiting to become ourselves, fulfilled, self actualized (if I might steal a phrase from “I’m Okay – You’re Okay” not to be confused with today’s Donald Trump version which is called “I”m Okay – You’re Nuts”), but I digress.
Of course, the importance of a rainbow doesn’t belong to the Nichiren Buddhist, in Hindu for instance, the rainbow was used as a bow by Indra the god of thunder and war who shoots arrows of lightning at his enemies. Pre-Islamic Arabic culture also believed the rainbow to be a divine bow for firing arrows of lightning. For the Chinese, however, it was a crack in the sky made by colored stones cast by the mother goddess Nüwa. Modern uses of the rainbow have everything to do with peace and love and not war. The rainbow coalitionist was a liberal wing of the Democrat party back in the 80’s led by Reverend Jessie Jackson when he ran for president acknowledging our similarities as opposed to our divisive differences so often pointed out by Donald Trump. Then, there is today’s rainbow flag which is used by the LGBTQ as a symbol of pride.
Yes, the rainbow is a great symbol for love and peace and it should be no surprise that a double rainbow was seen in the sky over Washington DC as Representative John Lewis was resting in the rotunda.
Rainbow Over Washing DC as John Lewis was in the rotunda… not an accident.
John Lewis was a kind, loving man who believed in equality for all. Trump is his exact opposite. Need I say more.