Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trump and Treason

The following statement by Michael Moore appeared today on
the Huffington Post.  I couldn't have said it any better 
and Mr. Moore is right on.  

We are, indeed, in the midst of a national emergency with a 
person who appears to be a felonious traitor in the White House!

The Democratic Party needs to declare a National Emergency. For the first time in our history, the President of the United States and his staff are under investigation for espionage. This announcement, by the head of the Trump-friendly FBI, is a shock to our democracy. The Democratic leadership in the House and Senate needs to bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump. No bill he supports, no Supreme Court nominee he has named, can be decided while he is under a criminal investigation. His presidency has no legitimacy until the FBI - and an independent investigative committee -- discovers the truth. Fellow citizens, demand the Democrats cease all business. "The American people have a right to know if their President is a crook." -- Richard Nixon

Addendum:  It appears that contrary to his own words and the words of Trump, Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, was indeed working directly with Putin and the Russians to extend Russia's influence in the U.S.  One way to do that, of course, was to get Trump elected.

Friday, March 17, 2017

And the best part of our "health insurance plan" ...

...we're going to screw 24 million Americans out of health care!  

[Image from Reuters]

The War Mongers are Back

Trump warned us, but most people weren't listening.  Like Bush II, he wants to be a "war" president.  This often happens to people who have never put on a uniform or have found a method, while in uniform, to remove themselves from danger.

Trump's tiny little fingers have waggled their way into setting us up for another war or multiple wars.  He's proposing a budget which will give a 50 billion plus addition to an already bloated military budget!  (At the expense of hundreds of programs which benefit our country and its people.)  Notice also how we are suddenly being warned about countries dangerous to our health.

Iran is on the list, but Iran's been there for a long time.  Iraq is back.  Unfinished business is what it's being called.  We're still in Afghanistan and it doesn't look like we'll pull of out of that country anytime soon as the Taliban is surging once again.

Now we've got boots on the ground in Syria with the promise of more direct intervention in the near future.  Our war mongers never learn a thing.  And the war mongering Trumpites chant in unison, "We must defeat ISIS!"

Rex Tillerson, the slimey former CEO of Exxon and currently our Secretary of State, is threatening a pre-emptive strike against North Korea.  Does he not know that the man leading North Korean is an genuine psychopath who will send missiles into American cities?

Tillerson must be crazy himself.

Or a war monger!

And why is it that Saudi Arabia always gets a pass even though it is one of the most undemocratic societies in the world and it was mostly Saudis that were responsible for 9/11?  The answer is oil, but you knew that.

And notice how friendly our leadership is with Russia and Putin.  What's that all about?  Are we going to fight Russia's wars?  Putin headed up the deadly KGB for Christ's sake and is one of the most frightening humans on earth!

One thing you can be sure of:  the ones crying for war are NOT the ones who will be fighting.  It will be mostly the minorities, the poor, and those who have nobody looking out for their interests.

The really fearsome thing is that el prezidente does not seem to comprehend nuclear war.  As he builds up our arsenals (after years of difficult negotiations to reduce nuclear weapons) he waggles his tiny little fingers as he flirts with the notion that there is such as thing as a "small" nuclear conflict and/or we can survive a nuclear war.  He is an idiot.  Nuclear war means total destruction for everything on the planet.

Will our representatives do their job and remove this moron from office before it's too late?

The Greediest Americans? Our Politicians!

The following was sent to me by a friend and is so good and so on target I felt it my responsibility to pass it on.  If only it would be read and understood by the millions of Americans living in middle America whose views of life and love have been warped beyond help by FAUX News, Rush Limburger, and other nogoodniks.

Alan Simpson, the former senator from Wyoming, said that senior citizens are "the Greediest Generation," and compared Social Security to a milk cow with 310 million teats.

Patty Myers, who lives in Montana, took umbrage at this typical Republican monster, and decided to help Simpson sequester the truth from his addled Republican brain.

She begins thusly:  Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight!!!!!!

1.  As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS,

2.  I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 years (since I was 15 years old.  I am now 63.)

3.  My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4.  Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goal posts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67.  NOW, you and your "shill commission" are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN!

5.  I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One and now "you morons" propose to change the rules of the game.  Why? Because "you idiots" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6.  I, and millions of other Americans have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again.  Why?  Because you "incompetent bastards" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after your ran out of money.  Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.  To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" to your incompetence.  Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1.  How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2.  At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3.  How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4.  What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones.  It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.

And for what?  Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed leech.  That's right, sir.  You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers.  You know it, and we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.  No, I did not stutter!

P.S.  And stop calling Social Security benefits "entitlements."  "WHAT AN INSULT!!  I have been paying in to the SS system for 52 years!  It's my money - give it back to me the way the system was originally designed and stop patting yourself on the the back like you are being generous by doling out these monthly checks!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Kellyanne Conway Zapped Again

Kellyanne says espionage can be conducted many ways utilizing many devices, including cameras in microwaves and that may have been one way Obama didn't "tapp" da Trumpf's tower!

If she keeps this up da Trumpf will make her head of the CIA instead of just the CYA!

Thanks to MudNHoney (on Twitter) for this.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nailing Jesus to a Cross

The question which consumes me these days and for which I cannot find a suitable answer is why anyone in their right mind would vote for any Republican for any office anywhere in the world?

Okay, that's a bit hyperbolic and I'll admit there might be one or two good Republicans.  Nah.  If a person has any ethical standards, any morality, any goodness in his or her heart, that person just cannot be a Republican.

Recent days have also made clear to the world that Christian "evangelicals" or "fundamentalists" are not to be taken seriously when they speak of their religion or their religious beliefs because Christianity never did take the Jesus of the Gospels seriously and that still holds true today.

To be a Christian today means 1) that you believe something - like the trinitarian nonsense, or 2) you have been baptized (that's the Roman Catholic nonsense), or 3) you belong to some "Christian" organization.

What it also means these days, in most cases, is that you don't give a damn about following Jesus' teachings.  It may be that you don't know what Jesus taught even though you're big on how important the Bible is.  It may be that you know a few things that Jesus taught, but they don't interfere with your life and you can justify your perfidy so your conscience lets you off the hook, but you do NOT follow Jesus.

Donald Trump, his admirers, and most Christians are the antithesis of everything that Jesus taught.

Let's go back about 2,000 years.  The Christian church began before the Gospels were written. It had it's beginnings in a number of "Christ" ("Christ" meaning "savior" or "messiah") movements around the Mediterranean in the early years of the first millennium.  The Apostle Paul came on the scene after receiving a "vision" of the Christ who lived in the first of Paul's seven heavens.  [Most Christians today don't know that Paul believed in seven heavens.]   Paul began preaching about his Christ, visiting the aforementioned Christ communities, and identified his Christ with the Jewish tradition [Paul being a Jew].

Paul was relatively successful, especially after his big fight with Peter over the need for a Christian to be circumcised.  Paul said "No," and Peter more or less disappeared.

But, Paul needed more than just his word that his Christ was Jewish, so several writers compiled slightly different versions of a story about a Jewish man named Jeshua (Jesus).  Because the authors came at the story from different backgrounds, Jesus (as he became known) was presented alternatively as a teacher, or a healer, or a rabbi, or a guru, magician, or a messiah of sorts.  In some versions, Jesus was considered a inclusive character.  In others, not so much.  In fact, in one Gospel Jesus declares explicitly that his message and ministry was strictly for the "people of Israel" and not for gentiles.

It should be noted here that there were many Christ groups who had their own gospels which presented a different picture of Jesus than the gospels with which we are familiar.  But that's another whole article.

The point of this is to stress that from the very beginning of the Christian church the emphasis was never on Jesus or his teachings, but on a variety of theological notions, culminating eventually, in traditions such as the Mass, a worship service in which Christ is crucified again and his real body and blood are served to true believers (i.e. members of the Roman or Orthodox or Anglican church).

After several hundred years, "orthodoxy" had hardened and had gained control and church councils took the authority to determine what it meant to be a Christian.  In all cases, what it meant was to believe specific doctrines, a most important one being the trinitarian doctrine which stated that God is one but in three "persons" - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Bishops and others who disbelieved that publicly were quite often put to death and their writings were burned.

So much for following Jesus.

Pope Francis has tried to make some changes in the Roman Catholic tradition which would put slightly more emphasis on what Jesus taught but he has not been all that successful and faces a growing movement infused with hostility for these rather mild changes.

Today, we are reaping the benefits of this horrendous historical tradition.  Thus, Trump and millions of his minions, claiming the name of Christian, stand for and execute programs designed, not to help their fellow human beings, but to institutionalize and normalize laws and practices which will make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

A democracy, as Republicans like to point out, is a system in which the majority rule.  Thus, having the majority in Congress, they can do whatever the hell they want.  Unfortunately, they've forgotten or simply don't care about a core component of democracy.  A democracy cannot succeed unless the rights of the minorities are recognized and dealt with.

That is not happening today.  But then we no longer have a democracy.  We have a plutocracy where those with the most money win and dictate the policies and programs of the country by buying enough representatives in Congress to gain control.

But I've gotten a bit off track.  If you were to take a poll of members of Congress and other leaders of our government, I would guess that at least 75% or more would claim to be Christians. If you polled just Republicans, I'd guess that number would exceed 90%.

Trump and his minions may be Christians, but that is utterly meaningless, because they don't even pretend to follow Jesus.

Jesus said to love your enemies, to turn the other cheek if one strikes you, to pray for those who hate you, to feed the hungry, to clothe those in need, to care about people in prison, to take care of the homeless and beggars, to heal the sick.

He said that rich people have a big problem, because they're going to hell unless they give up their riches and follow him.

He said it's good to be meek, to be understanding, to work with others for the common good.

He said not to pray out in public where people can see or hear you but pray in your closet where only God can see or hear you.  He hated all public displays of religion.  He hated all dishonesty.

Jesus did not demand belief in religious doctrines, but actions on behalf of other people.

There are millions of misinformed and misguided Christians today who think that the US is special in God's eyes and that we must, therefore, become a Christian nation which they are quick to explain means that the United States must make Christian religious doctrine the basis for the laws of the land.

I'm sorry, but such nonsense would make Jesus puke!

It is incredible that all these Christians (a large and vocal majority in this country) do not give a damn about following Jesus!  They want power, they want to rule, they want to force their beliefs upon everyone!

But in fact, the Republicans currently running things are mostly Christian.  And sure enough, none of them follow Jesus.  It's just the opposite.  Everything they do, every piece of legislation, every law they propose, is set up to to make the rich richer and the poor poorer; to make the country suffer in favor of making the plutocrats more wealthy.

Health care:  Republicans don't care if the sick are cared for.  Their healthcare program is a boon to the rich and a bomb to the rest of us.  They are working to destroy Medicare and Medicaid.

They want to defund Planned Parenthood which is an organization dedicated to helping women in distress and saving their lives.  It's NOT an abortion factory in spite of Republican lies to that effect.  To hell with Jesus and his teachings is what they are saying.

Rules and regulations:  Republicans like to feign concern for the country by claiming all the rules and regulations are strangling businesses and endangering job growth.  That's bullshit.  But they use that argument in order to relax rules that make our food safe to eat, our drugs safe to take, our roads and bridges safe to drive, our water safe to drink, our air safe to breathe, etc.

And all of that, of course, is directly opposed to what Jesus taught.

Caring for the poor and elderly:  Republicans want to destroy Social Security which is the main source of income for millions of Americans today.

Caring for the unwanted:  Republicans work night and day to keep certain minorities from voting because these minorities know the Republican Party is their enemy.  Republicans want to build walls and use bans to stop people from coming to our country even though we are a nation of immigrants and Jesus specifically said that his followers will care for such people.

Caring for the earth:  In spite of incontrovertible evidence that global warming is a huge and massive and immediate threat to the United States and the world, Republicans are fighting all attempts to deal with it or mitigate these negative effects.

War and peace:  Over the past several decades, presidents from both parties have worked to reduce our nuclear arsenal, to reduce our weapons inventory and to entice other countries to do the same.  Republicans, led by Trump, want to increase our already bloated military budget and strut about threatening war to any any country that gets in the way of our "exceptional" righteousness.

Jesus said that's the way wars get started and all hell breaks loose.

Everything the Republicans/Christians are doing or proposing is directly opposed to what Jesus taught.

It's rather like nailing him to a cross!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Pwesidential Warriors

G. W. Bushki lied the country into war with Iraq.  Being a consummate politico and skilled fabricator, he convinced several people that Saddam Hussein was hiding WMDs.  That lie led to over 4,000 American deaths, many more thousand American casualties, hundreds of thousands Iraqi dead, the brutal destruction of the country, an American economic collapse, and the rise of ISIS among other things.

Bushki wore the gear of a combat pilot and didn't he look good, all decked out like a real warrior? In fact, he was a pilot with the Texas National Guard back in his younger days.  The problem he faced then, though, was the ongoing war in Vietnam.  Bushki didn't like the idea of having to actually put his military training to use for the good of the country; he might get hurt or even killed and he was a "Bush" so that wouldn't be a good thing and also being a coward of sorts he went to his daddy and daddy arranged for him to hide out in the service of a Republican politician and avoid Vietnam.

I'll give him credit for getting through flight training.  It was tough because he was spending a lot of time at night diving for young women in the local bars. But he got his wings and that says something.

Da Trumpf, on the other hand, did everything he could to avoid military service. He wanted to make money and if the country needed his help, well screw the country.  So, he never put on any uniform ... except for those he wore on certain nightly trysts in his tower of Trump.

Now that he somehow became president, he doth love the military.  He loves it so much he wants to make it bigger...with more people to send to die in the sands of the Middle East or the icy roads of Siberia...more planes to bomb Islamists into little sandy bits...more ships to frighten China, North Korea, Iran and other countries who might be recalcitrant to do his bidding.

So, he makes announcements on aircraft carriers, those yuuge war machines who would take up half of Lake Michigan if they could be berthed in Chicago. And he dresses hisself in the cap and jacket of a Navy admiral, thereby insulting every single person who wore a real uniform and served in a real capacity.

See, the thing is, Trump is a coward with little girly hands.  But he's also a bully. You remember those guys from the school yard.  They'd beat up on the smaller kids, and threaten others who protested but on occasion when someone stood up to them they turned and ran.

That's Trump.  And now that he's Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces (that's got to be the scariest thought ever to enter your mind) he thinks he can bully any country into doing his bidding; especially if he pours billions of bucks into a military build-up.

And he's going to be especially impressive wearing his admiral's jacket and cap while piling up the nuclear weapons.

And the peoples of the world laugh so hard they cry.  "Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha."

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Nothing's Changed! Trump is NOT normal!

In the U.S. we are blessed with a corporate media.  That is to say, our news outlets are by and large owned by corporations and their main concern is their profit line.

Back in the first part of G.W. Bushki's reign, it was discovered that he had failed to fulfill his military obligations and was able to avoid going to Vietnam by having his father pull strings allowing him to land a cushy political job while his buddies were being shot down in the jungles of southeast Asia.

The man who reported this worked for one of the corporate media, CBS.  Instead of giving this man praise and a raise, they fired him.  Dan Rather had a resume full of dynamic and fearless reporting from all over the world.  But when he told the truth about G.W., CBS booted him out the corporate door.

Today some of our comedians and less-than-corporate media are noting, rightfully, that the corporate media is falling all over itself to explain to the world that because Trump didn't come off as a insane lunatic in his speech before Congress, everything is changed.  "My god," they said in unison, "he's become 'presidential'"!  Whatever the hell that means.

Republicans everywhere rejoiced because he refused to divulge his plans for a nuclear holocaust and prattled on about what a great job he's been doing and will be doing without telling anyone what that means or how he intends to accomplish those few things still left undone after his first 100 days smelling up the Oval Office.

But nothing has changed!  Donald Trump is still a psychopath, a sexual predator, a pathological liar and an ignorant, bumbling fool.  You can dress him up in a suit and have someone who actually knows the English language write a speech for him, but that means nothing.  He's still Donald Trump, a man who should have been indicted, impeached and tossed in jail already for his treasonous actions against our country.

What's wrong with this picture?  While he's grinning goofily for the cameras and pretending to seriously know what he's talking about in front of Congress, we learn that his newly-appointed Attorney General is guilty of perjury and was working with the Russians during the election just like others of Trump's best and brightest.  What other president would still be sitting in the White House after such revelations?

Nothing has changed!  Trump continues his war against anybody he doesn't like, specifically people who follow the Muslim religion, Mexicans, Democrats, poor people, women, kids who want to go to school instead of work in fields, generals who don't ask "How high" when he tells them to jump; anyone who challenges him in any way.

Trump still gets his "news" from talk shows and the far right neo-Nazis.  Trump is still a failed businessman who will bankrupt the country just as he bankrupted most of his companies.

He stood before Congress trying to look authentic as he lied 51 times in less than an hour.  He intends to beat up on Social Security recipients; he intends to get rid of what Republicans love to call "entitlements" - Medicare and Medicaid; he has already lessened regulations on food and drugs which keep our people safe.  He has already changed an Obama action which attempted to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill.  He is going to build that goddamn wall if it kills us!  He is handing the military a huge budget increase even though they don't know what to do with the money they have now and tend to lose trillions of dollars without knowing why.

So, please don't listen to the corporate media, those paid "savants" of non-wisdom who would have you believe that Trump may be "normal" after all.  He's not and he never will be.  And unless you have a death wish you'd better fight him with everything you've got or in a few years you'll look back on the Great Depression with affection and longing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thanks to Crooks & Liars for the above.

Republican Cowards Run the House of Representatives

The Republicans are running this so-called democracy into the ground.  We are rapidly becoming a fascist dictatorship!  There's no equivalence here.  It's NOT the Democrats.  It's the Republicans and they are responsible. And if they don't re-write the history books, they will be held in contempt by the American people and the people of the world for ages to come.  And rightly so.

There was an attempt to use a relatively obscure law (the Repugs used this in 2014 relative to Tea Potters) which allows Congress to obtain the tax records of an individual.  The resolution would have given this Congress the right to obtain the tax records of da Trumpf.

Unfortunately, in a party-line vote, the Repugs shot down that resolution and once again, the American people, for the first time in history, will not be able to see the tax returns of their president.

Trump, of course, could not, under any circumstances, allow his tax returns to become public.  His chicanery - cheating, crooked deals, lies, abuse of the system to avoid paying taxes - would see the light of day and the darkness that is his heart would be put on display across the nation and the world.

Just think about this:  We the People, through our representatives, could have legally forced the issue and obtained Trump's tax records.  Our representatives in Congress, who swore fidelity to the Constitution, could have made the right and ethical and moral decision to obtain da Trumpf's tax records.

They did not do so.  They failed to do their job.  They showed their fealty is not to the well-being of this country but to themselves in order to retain their power. They showed that they are essentially traitors. They should be ashamed but more than that, they should be impeached for they have committed in this instance, by omission, a high crime and misdemeanor.

* * * *

Meanwhile da Trumpf blames Obama for the fiasco in Yemen.  He blames Obama for the protests against his government by millions of people across the country.  Somehow in his delusory state, believes that Obama, even though on vacation in Hawaii, was able to organize and carry out these multitudes of protests.

Like Hitler, Trump, a fascist, thrives on "rallies."  They are food for his miniature brain.   So he called for his supporters to come out and rally in support of him and his program.  And they did.  I've seen the photos.  Some of these rallies might have had a couple hundred people; some had maybe 10-20.  They were a monumental failure just like everything else he has done in these last 100 days. He has called for additional rallies this coming Saturday.  Prepare to be underwhelmed.

Trump is bad enough.  But we must also deal with a Congress ruled by Republicans (NOT Democrats) who have no morals or ethics (in fact they just voted to do away with any ethical check on their behavior), who care nothing for the well-being of the people of this country, who are incapable of doing the jobs to which they were elected, and who are so afraid of their stupidity and incompetence they intend to take it out on the women, the vets, and the elderly.

And all of this is why Trump's tax returns are so important.  They will show in detail the magnitude of his malfeasance.  They will confirm, once and for all, just how black is his heart and the result will be impeachment for not even the cowardly Republicans in Congress will be able to dodge that bullet!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Business as Usual by Melissa McEwan

The following excerpt is from a post on Shakesville, an excellent and informative blog by Melissa McEwan.  She tells it like it is with style and grace, but without pulling any punches.

What makes this article so important is that she turns on its head the stupid notion widely believed by so many that there is really no difference between the Republicans and Democrats.  "They both do that same things" is the mantra we often hear in an attempt to draw attention away from the horrible monster that has become the Republican Party.  The two parties are NOT the same and they do NOT do the same things.

Ask what the Republican Party has done for the good of the country over the past 80 years and you will usually get a blank stare or some nonsense about "lowering taxes."  Ask what the Democratic Party has done for the country over that same period of time and you would need a book to write it all down, beginning with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare for the poor as opposed to subsidies for the rich, legislation guaranteeing the right to vote, demolishing programs and laws discriminating against minority groups, national health care, etc.

This is not to say that the Democratic Party is "pure as the driven snow" but it sure as hell beats that beast that would shred our Constitution into bits of useless drivel and destroy what's left of our democratic way of life - the GOP!

And that's what Ms. McEwan is talking about!

"Business as Usual"

Over the weekend, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  The usual suspects are bitterly complaining about his victory, saying that he represents "business as usual" in the Democratic Party. ...

... Let's take a look back at the 2016 campaign for a moment.

The Democratic primary saw a woman and a Jewish man take turns making history by being the first woman or Jewish person to win primaries/caucuses.

The party eventually nominated the first female major party candidate in history.  She then ran on the most progressive platform the Democrats have ever put forward. ...

[Please read the entire article here.]

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Republican Platform

This is not the "official" Republican platform, but it's close enough.  What it represents fits quite nicely into what we've seen of the Orange Monster's plan for the country.

The following is sort of a baseline of Republican thinking.  But the Republican thugs frequently come up with new "issues" which, because they pretend to love freedom, they intend to force upon the American people.

For example, in one state there is a proposed bill to require doctors to try to bring a dead fetus back to life.  In Texas, a bill requires fetuses be given a funeral and burial.  At least 18 states are attempting to make protesting the government a felony equivalent to terrorism which would allow the police to arrest protestors on almost any pretext.  Concurrent with that, the police would also, according to some of these bills, be able to attach (read "steal") a person's assets - cars, money, homes, etc., even before a trial and conviction!  [This, by the way, is actually the case in some states right now!]

Additionally, in almost every state run by Republicans they are attempting to defund Planned Parenthood, deny Medicaid patients monies from the Federal Government, change history textbooks to eliminate "liberal" biases, which in all cases means to subvert the truth.

Here are the main articles of Republican faith.  You will note that each one serves to further subjugate the working and middle-classes and enrich the wealthy.

* In all political situations, reject wholly and totally, any bipartisanship.

* Take health care away from over 20 million citizens.

* Destroy Medicare and Medicaid.

* Destroy Social Security

* Access public workers retirement accounts and turn them over to Wall Street sharks.

* Defund Planned Parenthood.

* Negate all ethical guidelines or ethical enforcement of elected officials.

* Ignore the threat of global warming.

* Make fundamentalist Christianity the nation's official religion.

* Strive to remove minorities from the voting rolls.

* Ban all Muslims from entering our country.

* Stop Mexicans from entering our country.

* Continue to reduce taxes on the rich.

* Increase an already bloated military budget.

* Ignore our infrastructure needs - broken roads and rotten bridges.

* Declare war if necessary to obtain more oil or other resources from other countries.

* Pretend the U.S. in "exceptional."

* Destroy the Public School System.

* Require Universities to hire "conservative" professors.  (This is being proposed now!)

* Charge abortion doctors with murder.

* Pretend life begins at conception.

* Forbid the use of contraceptives.

* Continue to pay women less than men for the same work.

* Require welfare recipients to take drug tests (this does not apply to the people who run the companies who live off government welfare, e.g. Boeing).

* Remove all regulations on food production and sales.

* Remove all regulations on pharmaceutical production and sales.

* Remove all regulations on corporations and allow them to pollute our rivers and lakes.

* Protect corporations from lawsuits by people negatively affected by their actions.

* Ensure that everyone in the country can purchase and carry any type of firearm made.

* Continue with laws already in place which allows a person to kill another person with a gun if he or she feels threatened.  This one is big here in Florida!

I'm sure you could add some other tracks to this Republican platform.  They've had years to plan and put this platform into effect.  If Republicans had controlled the government for the past 85 years, there would be no Social Security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no welfare, no safety net of any kind!

The Republican "heaven" is actually very much hell for everyone who isn't white, rich, Christian (in name), and corrupt!