Saturday, July 29, 2017

Relentless Republicans Just Don't Know When To Say When

Here we go again.
The Republican party is going to make another attempt to repeal the ACA (aka Obamacare) and
screw millions of Americans out of health care coverage just to give the richest of the rich in this country yet another tax break.
Stay tuned.

Friday, July 28, 2017

McCain Gets Revenge On Trump

John McCain
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) voted NO to the so called "skinny" bill for the repeal of the ACA (also known as "Obamacare") and along with fellow republicans Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and 48 democratic senators, paved the way for the defeat of the bill.
That is great news for the millions of Americans who were looking at losing their health care coverage.
Good on McCain for doing the right thing and sticking it up Trump's ass. Don't forget, Trump lambasted McCain and ripped his military service in Vietnam because he was a prisoner after being shot down twice and captured.
The other day, McCain was ripped here for voting YES to have debate on the health care issue, which could still pave the way for the demise of the ACA, which would throw millions of Americans off their current coverage.
However, McCain (along with many other republicans) must be watched on their future thoughts and votes on health care bills.
Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

And The Beat Goes On - McCain Caves To Trump

Republican Senator John McCain (Arizona) voted to have debate on the republican health care plan (aka Obamacare repeal) as he caved to the will of his peers and also his nemesis, Donald Trump (remember Trump lambasted McCain last year, saying he was not a war hero when he was a prisoner in Vietnam) in a fiasco in the U.S. Senate.
His vote helped swing the tide in a 50-50 deadlock (two other "defectors" also caved) and the tie was broken by "Vice President" Mike Pence.
Only one thing left to say as the Senate will now debate the health care coverage future for millions of Americans . . .

BUCKLE UP FOLKS . . .   Here we go again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Whatever Happened To Common Sense In America

The thing I notice most about the United States of America these days is the affable people who still support the "policies" that Donald Trump wants to have Congress pass.
Most of these folks that voted for Trump last November did so out of spite for Hillary Clinton and her supposed "liberal" agenda. She is a corporate Democrat and always has been, so for them to believe the assumption she is a bleeding heart lib is beyond belief.
Trump had no business being elected, but he did a great con job on these folks and they still don't realize that fact.
There are NO alternative facts, only facts in the raw.
Truth doesn't change.
Truth is forever.  It cannot be altered, no matter what Trump or his minions say.
The American people deserve better than this joke of an administration in Washington, D.C. How do you explain the fact the Republican controlled Congress wants to steal away health care coverage from millions of people across the land, just to give the richest of the rich another tax break?
Doesn't make much sense to this American citizen.
They also want to get rid of Social  Security (which we pay for) as we know it and privatize it so their criminal friends on Wall Street can pilfer the funds.
Look at what Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of the republican party said about it.
Go ahead . . . it's right there in the upper right hand corner of this post.
People keep saying we need to "Make America Great Again" like it was back in the day (1950's to the mid 1970's) when the "greatest generation in American history" was in control of things.
Alright then, if that's the case, then republicans and their supporters need to look at how they were back then as well.

Take a good look at what they were promoting back in the day.

You really think Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House), Mitch McConnell (Senate majority leader), Darrell Issa, John McCain, etc. would back that agenda today?
Of course not.
If they did, their corporate masters (Koch brothers, Sheldon Edelson and many others) would have their heads on a platter. The same can be said for the Republican governors and GOP controlled state legislatures across the country.
Because of the insanity of the "Citizens United" decision back in 2010 by the U.S. Supreme Court, money talks and the richest folks can do whatever the fuck they want to these days.
The rest of us in this country can just get lost because we do not matter anymore to these corporate puppets that call themselves "elected" representatives.

Whatever happened to common sense in the United States of America?
Today's politicians, especially the republicans, do not have it. Hell, they won't even hold town hall meetings with their constituents back in their state districts because they cannot handle the truth.
They are cowards and will not meet with the people that sent them to D.C. to represent we the people. No, instead they represent the corporate interests that simply screw you and me and every other red blooded American that goes out everyday and works for a better life.
Go figure . . . because I don't understand it how people can continue to elect these people back for term after term.
Misery loves company I suppose. If that is the fact, then count me out.
I remember how things were when I was growing up in the late 1960's and the early to mid 1970's before it all changed with the Nixon administration.
Trump and his people echo that same Nixonian style and they will have the same fate "tricky Dick" endured if they continue to push the limits.
Or will they?
The media is different today than it was back then, so as a result they don't do the job with the integrity they did back then.
Too much corporate money and influence there as well.
People need to be informed with the truth about what is happening in our country. It always comes back to the truth, which is the backbone of common sense.
One thing for sure, Trump and his cronies have no truth in them and therefore they have no common sense. They don't relate to you and me and millions of other hard working Americans.
Don't expect it to change either because it never will.
Common sense is a thing of the past in this country it seems.
We have the evidence of that in the White House.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Major League Baseball - All-Star Break Summary

It's just about mid-July and that means it's time for the annual All-Star Break for Major League
Baseball and what an interesting season it has been.
The Chicago Cubs, the defending World Series champions, have been average at best and are currently tied for second place with St. Louis in the National league Central division, 5 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers, along with the Minnesota Twins (in contention in the American League Central division race) have been the two biggest surprises of the season.
On the flip side, the Cubs and San Francisco Giants (second worst record in all of baseball) have been huge disappointments to this point. Another flop has been the Toronto Blue Jays, a team that made the ALCS the last two years, but is dead last in the AL East at the break this time around.

A quick breakdown of the American League and National League races with a synopsis of each team follows as the 30 MLB teams hit the All-Star break.

East Division
Washington Nationals (52-36) - Right where they were expected to be.
Atlanta Braves (42-45) - The Braves could finish at or above .500 this season.
Miami Marlins (40-46) - So-so team going nowhere it appears.
New York Mets (39-47) - Too many injuries.
Philadelphia Phillies (29-58) - This team stinks.

Central Division 
Milwaukee Brewers (50-41) - Can the Brew Crew keep it up, unlike in 2014 when they collapsed after the break?
Chicago Cubs (43-45) - It's not early in the season any more Cubs fans. This team must get going or else.
St. Louis Cardinals (43-45) - The Cardinals are hanging around, but not very formidable this year.
Pittsburgh Pirates (42-47) - The Buccos look like .500 finish at best.
Cincinnati Reds (39-49) - This team is coming back to reality after a hot start.

West Division
Los Angeles Dodgers (61-29) - This team is the best in the game right now.
Arizona Diamondbacks (53-36) - Looking like a playoff team this year.
Colorado Rockies (52-39) - Can the pitching hold up to get them into the post-season?
San Diego Padres (38-50) - Team's future looking better as they stay out of the basement so far.
San Francisco Giants (34-55) - This team has been lost all season long. Huge disappointment.

East Division
Boston Red Sox (50-39) - After sluggish start, the Bosox are where they expected to be.
New York Yankees (45-41) - Rookie Aaron Judge leading the "baby bombers" to a surprising first half.
Tampa Bay Rays (47-43) - Surprising offensive power this year so far. Could snag a wild card spot.
Baltimore Orioles (42-46) - They can slug the ball, but their starting pitching is next to worst in the league.
Toronto Blue Jays (41-47) - Perhaps this team should sell at the trade deadline.

Central Division
Cleveland Indians (47-40) - The Tribe hasn't really gotten it going full steam yet, but still are in first place.
Minnesota Twins (45-43)  - Team lost 103 games last season, but in contention for playoffs to this point.
Kansas City Royals (44-43) - One last hurrah for this team before the sale begins?
Detroit Tigers  (39-48) - This team looks old and tired.
Chicago White Sox (38-49) - Future looking better as they continue the growing pains of rebuilding.

West Division
Houston Astros (60-29) - This team could very well win the World Series this time around.
Los Angeles Angels (45-47) - Mike Trout is coming off the DL soon and team is in wild card race.
Texas Rangers (43-45) - Like the Blue Jays, this team has been struggling mightily this summer.
Seattle Mariners (43-47) - Looking like also ran team once again.
Oakland A's (39-50) - Right where they were expected to be halfway through the season.

Whatever happens after the All-Star break, look for the Dodgers, Astros and Nationals to make it to the playoffs. After that, it's anybody's guess to what might happen in the other races as October approaches.
The original pick here before the season started was the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox in the World Series with the Cubs repeating as World Series champions. However, the Astros and Dodgers are way ahead of the pack and unless something dramatic happens between now and late October, look for those two to battle it out, with the Dodgers winning it all.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Finally - Illinois Has A Balanced State Budget

IL gov. Bruce Rauner got his nuts cut off by Mike Madigan and the Dems.
The democratic majority, with the help of some republicans, over rode the veto of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (Republican) and now Illinois finally has a state budget after two years of being in limbo and facing "junk bond" status.
Good for the people of Illinois . . . now let's take the next step in 2018 here in Illinois and get rid of that ass clown known as Bruce Rauner.

Sunday, July 2, 2017


                                                         FAKE PRESIDENT