Friday, July 31, 2020
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
These soulless individuals will say anything so long as it benefits their continued oversized paychecks coming in. Yes people make mistakes but this goes far beyond anything like that. Instead of correcting themselves, they double down on them time and again. Like I said before FOX News needs a good house cleaning.
Will they apologize to Biden?
Not unless hell freezes over.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Busy schedule? Mail-in voting allows you to vote without waiting in line on election day. Apply online for a mail-in or absentee ballot to vote in the general election.— PA Department of State (@PAStateDept) July 27, 2020
Apply ONLINE: https://t.co/AAQAKsYRC8
Learn more: https://t.co/K9KBHMXfnW#votesPA #ReadyToVotePA pic.twitter.com/iVc0OsuYtD
Mark your calendar so you won’t forget these important election dates.— PA Department of State (@PAStateDept) June 10, 2020
Oct 19 – Voter registration deadline.
Oct 27 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot.
Nov 3 – Voted mail-in & absentee ballots must be received by the county by 8 PM.
Nov 3 – Polls are open. pic.twitter.com/75fD4SjJhY
Sunday, July 26, 2020
We need to straighten ourselves out before we go pointing fingers elsewhere.
Back in March a Chinese Diplomat Accused The U.S. of Spreading Coronavirus. Zhao's comments echoed a rumored conspiracy, widely circulated in China, that U.S. military personnel had brought the virus to China during their participation of the 2019 Military World Games in Wuhan last October.
While I seriously doubt this diplomat's accusation, given what was shown in the video, it does leave open the possibility. Especially since it was NYC that was first hit the hardest. So the question remains, will NYC do anything about them considering what we now know?
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
Patrick Mahomes had no idea NFL allowed 10-year contracts
Why that's almost as much as I made over my entire 56 years of working. Not to worry. He'll be only 34 at the end of his contract. Still plenty of time to catch up.
What a great production number!
Here's another version most Americans are more familiar with.
Especially if they have kids.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
AOC scares the living crap out of conservatives. It's because they fear in a few years she could run for president. With her ability to speak off script and ever growing popularity they see her as a threat. One they need to destroy whatever way possible. In their attempt inadvertently they're focusing the spotlight on her in ways she herself never could. Thus increasing her name recognition. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
By the time she becomes age eligible for the presidency she will be a well seasoned candidate. Thanks in part to these attacks and being able to so eloquently defend herself. Now if conservatives were really smart they'd not shed any more light on her then necessary. Instead Rep Yoho has given her another opportunity to shine. Smooth move Ex-Lax.
See why they see her as a threat?
She exposes Washington's hidden skeletons.
The ones they don't want exposed.
Confronts Gilead CEO for $2,000 Price Tag for HIV Drug Truvada
White supremacist hate crimes.
No matter how hard critics try to paint her as a dumb radical, she's anything but.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Donald Trump Is Defunding The Police
Joe Biden refuses to embrace the idea of “defunding the police” has attracted a fair amount of attention in recent days. Instead, he’s proposed spending “an additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country...
But the larger and more significant budgetary context is that the HEROES Act passed by House Democrats and stalled by Senate Republicans appropriates $900 billion to state and local governments"
All one need do is look at what Donald is accusing others of to know what he's doing. It's called deflection.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Trump Vows To Send Feds Into Cities...
“New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore … we’re not going to let this happen in our country,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “We will have more federal law enforcement. That I can tell you.”"
Only the ones with democrat mayors? What about San Diego, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City or Miami to name a few with Republican mayors (none of whom are black nor female)? Each had problems recently with looting and rioting as well. See a pattern here?
This will not turn out well.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
We agree with you 100% Elizabeth, but what are you going to do about it?— Peter Merlin Cane (@PeterMerlinCane) July 17, 2020
Trump's senior advisor says there will be a upcoming major announcement.
Two days ago, Stephen Miller promised a "major announcement next week about how this president will be using the authorities of the federal government to come to the rescue of these long-suffering citizens" in cities with liberal mayors "refusing our generous hand offering help." pic.twitter.com/Jrisz63a9p— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) July 17, 2020
Could this be a rehearsal for what is yet to come?
Portland:— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) July 18, 2020
Gestapo attacking two medics. No incitement.
Other worrisome dysfunctional headlines in the news..
White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week
White House tells hospitals to bypass CDC on COVID-19 data reporting
Internal CDC memo forbids staff from speaking with Voice of America
Trump calls U.S. Postal Service 'a joke,' threatens defunding
White House praises John Lewis' legacy as Trump stays silent for 14 hours while he played golf (07/18/2020)
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Ridiculous. Also, as a parent, school going virtual was the first time I ever actually got any insight into what happens in my kids’ classes. If teachers were grooming kids it would make far more sense to do it in person, when parents weren’t listening in all day.— Courtney (@IdlewoodRoad) July 15, 2020
Any semblance to reality is completely coincidental.
Let's roll the tape...
WHAT HYPOCRISY LOOKS LIKE.
These folks have something seriously wrong with them.
Any American wishing to maintain their sanity needs to step away and stop watching this channel before it affects their mental health.
Feb 9, 2018
And he still watches..
“Joe Biden has made a lot of promises - and not gotten a lot done.” @foxandfriends That is the understatement of the year!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2020
Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data
Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the CDC....
"The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating... But the Health and Human Services database that will receive new information is not open to the public, "
It seems to me if the press can't get their hands on the CDC numbers they won't be able to report accurately on them. Meaning the general public and lower officials will be flying blind having little information how truly worrisome it may be getting. This while Trump and his cronies continue to recklessly press on exposing people to this disease based on half truths and lies.
Irregardless of how he tries eventually this disease will make itself known. There will come a time where even Trump will no longer be able to hide the truth. Will it then be too late to restore the country to what it once was? A time before this incompetent rose to power aided by all to many American citizens willing to revere a egotistical, self centered, controlling con man such as this.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Every news service has dropped the "knee on neck" line from their headlines. Yet four days later and just a few hours ago this morning (07/14/2020) they repeated this unverified accusation yet again on their Facebook page. They've done this almost repeatedly for days. If you check out any other news source none of them are doing this. This has been annoying me for days Seems very bias and judgmental to me. Do they plan on continuing to report it this way?
Sunday, July 12, 2020
SOURCE: NBC10 Phila. (07/12/2020)
Of course this quickly turned into a hot potato.
Protestors now knocking on the doors to the precinct, demanding answers. pic.twitter.com/D7WQtUS6ne— Kayla Dwyer (@kayla_dwyer17) July 12, 2020
Is the knee on the neck okay?— Kayla Dwyer (@kayla_dwyer17) July 12, 2020
APD Chief Glenn Granitz says he saw the video, came here to investigate, can’t answer that question until he does. pic.twitter.com/L35a3dShhs
Thanks to MC Reporter Kayla Dwyer for the videos
Here's The Way I See It: SIMMER DOWN!
Here's a picture from THE POSTED VIDEO
Clearly the officer DID NOT have his knee on this guy's throat. The mayor and police chief had the courage to come down and speak directly with this crew around midnight. Their complaints weren't ignored. Both the mayor and chief handled it calmly and professionally like adults. Loudmouths in the group ought to try and do it sometime in return. They'd get further showing the same respect they were given. All this hollering and screaming down the street doesn't exactly make them look rational. Cooler heads need to prevail.
Meanwhile huffpost.com reported on the same day, (Reuters) - Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration renewed its push for schools to reopen and anti-mask protests were planned in Michigan and Missouri.
If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.
Florida’s daily increases in cases have already surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there. It has also broken New York state’s record of 12,847 new cases on April 10 when it was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.
The same time this was being reported Education Secretary Betsy Devos was interviewed by Chris Wallace at FOX News. During the interview she used Florida's forced school openings as a springboard as to why other schools should be planning to do this as well.
Here's my thoughts. Even if it were true kids are less susceptible it doesn't mean their teachers, staff, after school caregivers and family members would be. Neither half day classes nor 2-3 day a week classes are great alternatives. This would be a problem for full time working parents.
Then there's the school bus problems. School transportation providers are concerned because many of their drivers are oldsters. A number of them already indicated they will opt out. There is certainly no way of social distancing these kids on the bus. Not unless they're planning running only half full. This would in turn require double the runs which would necessitate more drivers. Obviously a problem since (as I mentioned) there's likely to be less drivers they had in prior years.
What about PPE and hand sanitizers? Schools already were short on supplies which teachers paid for out of their own pockets. Are they suppose to provide protective gear now too?
I'm not going to pretend I have answers but there's one thing I'm sure of. You can't plow hell bent headlong into this without much better plans than I heard. I don't give a flying fig what Trump wants or his education secretary. What this will boil down to is what teachers, staff, and parents are willing to risk.
Ignoring the pandemic isn't going to make it go away. Nor pretend it's an overblown hoax. Anyone who thinks they can jump into a fire and not get burned is sadly mistaken. But I guess some people have to find it out for themselves.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Settlement involving major Lehigh Valley water system means higher bills for customers
Currently I pay around $90 per quarter. If the projected increase of $176 holds true I'll be paying nearly 50% more for the same amount of water I use now. Not sure how much those "inflationary increases" will add to the bill but if it were 4% each year that too could add another $50. That would be about another month and a half worth of water at it's present cost. So all said and done I'll end up getting around 7 1/2 months less of water then I'm now paying for. What a bargain for them.. me, not so much!
In addition the article goes on to say, "Under the settlement, LCA will pay for water purchased from the city system based on actual production costs and will pay a proportionate share of the cost of all capital improvements at the water treatment plant in Allentown." Does this mean in a worse case scenario it could end up costing me close to 2x's more?
Thank goodness I get those Social Security increases. Otherwise... never mind the Allentown School District increases already account for those. I sure hope those retired workers are enjoying the pensions my water bill is paying for with this deal the city made to lease out it's water department.
The big news at the Supreme Court today will be Trumps taxes. But for Indians in Oklahoma, we’ll be talking about today for decades.— Rebecca Nagle (@rebeccanagle) July 9, 2020
After a century of #Oklahoma not following our treaty rights, the Supreme Court said no more.
Eastern Oklahoma is Indian Country.
There sure are lots of implications. Does this mean Oklahoma has to give up almost half of their congressional members? How will this affect the electoral counts in the up coming election? Will it null and void state and local taxes on this sector of land? Could this tribe be able to request those taxes previously collected for themselves and enact new ones? Will deeds and licenses no longer be valid? Will residents now have to live under tribal laws instead of previous state and local ones? How will this affect all those formerly prosecuted? Will the courts be turned over to the tribe? What about schools and hospitals? Will they defund the police?
While the supreme court didn't go that far in this ruling it could set up future litigation matters such as some of those I mentioned.
"Billy Porter reprised his performance of “Raise You Up” from Kinky Boots alongside performers from the Broadway casts over the show’s six-year run, the national tour, and casts from the companies of the international productions in England, Germany, South Korea, Australia, Japan, and Canada in this new music video."
THE ACTORS FUND
Despite the lie Joe Biden would defund the police you'd think he'd be embarrassed to run an ad such as this. In case it went over your head, every chaotic scene in that video occurred in the last several months under the Trump administration. These incidents sure as hell aren't from a time under the Obama/Biden era. In so doing he has demonstrated once again he is not a man of character who can be trusted.
This ad says more about Trump then Biden.
(1) He's a liar (claiming Biden would defund police).
(2) He's a deceiver with those clips of lawlessness which occurred under his watch.
(3) He assumes some people are too dumb to notice. Were you one of them?
Friday, July 10, 2020
Course it may seem they are only because I may be lacking common sense :-)
Let's see how well you do.
Hard to believe I once passed an Army intelligence test. Course they were looking for
A bit of a weird story. One of the guys at work was a radio operator during Vietnam. He had a second guy who would always go with him on advance patrol. He said the radio batteries were so damn heavy to carry in the hot jungles so he took them out of his radio to make his load lighter. Then one day they came under attack. He jumped to one side of the path while his companion (carrying the much needed extra batteries) jumped to the other. After some arguing he said toss me your batteries. They other guy replied, what batteries? I thought you had them in your radio. He said no, I left them on the chopper. Turns out so did this other guy. Oh shit. Several days later they came across some Marines having lunch. When they weren't looking he took one set of theirs so he wouldn't get disciplined praying he wouldn't run into them again.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
68th Tony Awards Performance (2014) "Bullets Over Broadway"
Rest In Peace Nick.
You put up a great fight to live and you left behind wonderful memories.
Evangelical Megachurch With Close Ties To Trump Approved for Millions In Pandemic Aid
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally last month at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, whose pastor, Robert Jeffress, has been on Trump’s evangelical advisory board.
It was among the [84,000] tens of thousands of religious organizations that received a total of $7.3 billion in pandemic aid from the Small Business Administration."
Imagine how many small owners of restaurants, barbershops, hairdressers, bars and 1,000's of others could have benefited. Most all of them paying taxes. Many of which are certain to be unable to sustain. I find it truly disgusting public money was used this way.
Clearly the constitution states there should be a separation of church and government. Seems to me to be a one way street whenever it benefits them. Another when it does not. They have a pretty good racket going if you ask me. What other business could sell an invisible product with no guaranteed benefits or if there even was one that existed?
In my opinion this whole pandemic stimulus program is turning out to be a money grab in which the ones who needed it the most are getting the least (if any). No doubt pharmaceuticals will make out like bandits too. After seeing what happened with the 2008 bailouts imagine my surprise. Metaphorically speaking, the government is throwing another feast and peasants aren't invited. Instead the peasantry will be expected to pick up the tab as usual. Surprised?
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Reagan and Obama
Lord knows we could sure use these inspiring speeches now more then ever. Sadly these magnificent words are absent in Washington presently. I was fortunate enough to have heard them when they were first spoken. Hopefully I will live long enough to experience the likes of them once again when today's present leaders' voices will be no longer heard.
Friday, July 3, 2020
It should be obvious this is the same crap he spewed against Hillary's health when he was running against her. Rather then focusing on what he would do for the American people he and his campaign likely will spend most of their time and money trying to destroy his opponent. Course he can't campaign on his record because most of the promises he made never happened. He didn't replace Obamacare with a cheaper and better plan. Mexico hasn't paid for the wall. He hasn't reduced deficit spending. In fact he doubled it from $500 billion to $1 trillion annually. He promised to renegotiate the Iran deal. Instead broke the deal we made causing Iran to go back to manufacturing nuclear bomb making materials. Those and 72 more.
Think of it this way. You hire someone. That employee's productivity record delivers 82% less then what was promised they could deliver. In addition part of the deal would be they'd give up their salary in exchange for an employer paid expense account. It then ended up costing almost 10x's as much as their salary would have? How long do you think their employment would last?
Do me a favor. Watch carefully what Trump and his campaign focuses on. Will it be on more questionable promises they will make to the American people OR instead choose to attack Biden's health? We know how Trump accused Hillary of having failing health. Mark my words, they'll try using this same BS on Biden's health. Wait, you'll see.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
We already have enough weapons to annihilate the human race several times over again. The argument goes, with that threat hanging over us all sides will be fearful enough to not engage them. Wanna bet?
I agree with Bernie it's a lot better to intermingle with other countries as much as possible. By doing so the probability is much greater one will not see the other so different from themselves. The way I see it fear is what drives people to war with one another. The root cause of fear is born when nations isolate from each other. Isolation always begins with political leaders at the top wanting it to be that way. Never because of the people themselves unlikely to have met those they are told by their government to hate and kill. Right now we see protestors, police and ethnic groups weaponizing against one another right here in our very own country. All of fueled by fear and distrust.
I don't know if you ever watched the Anthony Bourdain series. He went into what could be described as the most dangerous parts of this world. If you tuned in late you'd have a tough time determining whether he was in a friendly country or in one of our so-called adversary's. Such is the case for years with NASA whom several countries put their differences aside to work on the ISS for years. Universities have been at the forefront bringing youth from one country to engage with others their same age. Thus reducing what political and cultural differences we may have thought we harbored. Same goes throughout the tech industry.
Hate, fear and the resulting violence can't be solved by weaponizing. One side can build a weapon. The other even a bigger weapon. Then another till both are able to wipeout the human race. Ninety percent who never met each other. Genius... sheer genius.
Can I get an Amen?
"I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you."
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Her words were prophetic
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