Democrats = Republicans = Democrats

The Radical Right seem to still have the loudest bullhorn in the schoolyard. While they have acolytes shrieking away on television
(I no longer bother saying cable television because what other kind of television is there these days?)
scaring the people who don’t know any better.
 
Scaring them into going against their own best interests in order to keep some fictional boogeyman away. A boogeyman that can only be kept away if they give their money to the President and his Oligarch Government.
Money that they know best how to spend and for some reason always seems to involve buying things from the Oligarchy
I’ve always wondered what it was that Donald Trump brought to the table. What it was that led the Oligarchy to choose him as their face. He has no true ideology other than money. A condition that those in the Oligarchy aspire to achieve. Trump is unique in his greed. A greed so powerful that it generates an ignorance field around him.
 
A field that otherwise sane and knowledgeable politicians get sucked into (see Ryan, Paul or McConnell, Mitch or Manchin, Joe) and spit out as ignorant, slathering husks on the other side. Only fit to be props on television being both figuratively and literally jerked to President Trump’s side in the grasp of his stunted, orange, age-spotted digits. There it was. The reason for his appeal. The reason for his existence in the political landscape. His degree of stupid was large enough to reshape a major political party.
 
The New Republican Party.
A Donald J. Trump Joint
 
Meanwhile, the Democrats choose to wait for the implosion. A strategy they learned in their winning effort running Hillary Clinton against PRESIDENT Trump in 2016.
Battles versus wars, Dear Democrats. Battles versus wars.
The Democrats show that they still don’t realize the difference by picking Tom Perez (who almost definitely has one of those vile Hillary Clinton nutcrackers at home that he only uses when he eats Brazil nuts) to be DNC Chairman. Keith Ellison gets the Deputy Chair to keep the commies that follow Bernie from burning the place to the ground once they finally understand that the Democrats DON’T WANT THEM HERE.
Go home with your societal benefit and forward thinking solutions. Quit it with your reasoned discourse and mutual understanding.
Big boy politics as practiced by establishment Democrats and Republicans isn’t about country or family or God. It is about power and money. In that order. Millenials and liberals and progressives and conservatives and populists and crony capitalists all need to understand that reality. All those with ideologies that they think are being served OR attacked are about to find out what that means. As is President Trump.
 
I saw him say today while addressing the National Governors Association, “There’s a Mike Pence, They say he’s from central casting. Like he’s from central casting. It’s true. Right? Huh?”
 
It is true, Mr. President. It is as if Establishment Republicans wanted to have one of their own ready to take over when your crazy ass was kicked out so they introduced you to this guy you’ve never met in your entire life and got you to choose him for Vice President. 
 
Sucker.

Dear Democrats

Dear Democrats –

You should put forward a plan to improve the ACA right now. It is the #1 issue on Americans’ minds and the Democrats are ceding it entirely to the Republicans.You can see that people liked your first try (the ACA).

Now that the people know that, why not say here’s how we think the ACA needs to be improved (medical device tax, cross state line competition (but with recipient’s home state regulatory jurisdiction), HSAs to cover deductibles). Dare Trump to come up with something better. Force him to admit that single payer is the only viable solution.

You get improved health insurance no matter what AND you might be able to snatch an issue completely away from the Republicans.

Don’t just sit there doing nothing. Like the Republicans during Obama. Just saying “no” to everything without providing an alternative or a voice or anything.

Not a dime’s worth of difference.

Regards,

Eliot

Link

“Everything was going well until…

“Everything was going well until—plot twist—a mad man using “primitive methods” and guided by no more than the “emotions of crowds” defeated the Digital zombie. Just lopped its head off.”

The best description of the 2016 Presidential Election I’ve read. Sheer perfection. http://ow.ly/aIHu309ihwr

RiverHouse Creamy Avocado Habanero Egg Salad

Just for those that have been complaining about the constant politics out there. From my recipe book.


RiverHouse Creamy Avocado Habanero Egg Salad

Avocado , Habanero Peppers , Eggs, Picnic, Salad, Sandwich

Prep 5 M ∙ Cook 5 M ∙ Makes 1 ∙ Difficulty Easy ∙ Source RiverHouse

Ingredients

  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ An Avocado
  • ¼ Sweet Yellow Pepper, finely diced
  • ½-1 teaspoon Green Habanero Hot Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lettuce for Serving

Directions

1. Mash the hard boiled eggs with the yogurt and salt & pepper to taste in a small bowl.

2. Mash the avocado separately and then add to the eggs.

3. Add the habanero pepper and green habanero hot sauce and mix together.

4. Spoon egg salad into washed green lettuce leaves, garnish with parsley, lime wedges, thin pickled vidalia onion slices and more hot sauce if desired.

Serve with a snifter of añejo tequila.  Cazadores if you can. The vanilla notes in the tequila really work with the fruity flavor of the habanero

Dobrou chuť!

– Eliot

Back To The Future…Again?

I don’t get the hate and fixation on undocumented immigrants.I assume that we must need the room or something because otherwise immigrants, documented or undocumented, don’t bother me, at all. They do the work no one else wants to do. For a wage no one else will take. Working hours no one else will work.
 
I think a large part of the obsession with undocumented immigrants is the neverending American need to have a Nigger of some sort. The Founding Fathers thought they had that covered forever but they never thought that one day folks would consider Blacks actual people OR women were included in the word “men”. Imprecise language opened a door that minorities and the marginalized barged right through.
New Niggers had to be found
The old Niggers were still there but some of them refused to play the part. Replacements had to be found. The Chinese, Irish, Italians, Vietnamese and a few others all spent time in the box. Being abused and laboring under horrible conditions to support the US economy. Each in turn were Niggers. Abused by their employers. Abused by the police. Abused by governmental authorities. Each until they gained enough political power and the goodwill of good people to ascend from Niggerdom and into personhood. Of course, the ur-Niggers remained.
To this day, we remain
 
Central and South Americans are today’s Niggers. Our economy rides on their backs. Abused by their employers. Abused by the police. Abused by governmental authorities. Political power is slowly coming but it won’t get there until the new Niggers are found.
 
My prediction? I’ll give you a hint:
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and a DeLorean.
– Eliot

Where Are The Democrats?

More and more people are demanding that some, or all, of Obamacare be saved. Many of those people voted for Donald Trump. Could this be the result of the efforts by Democrats to educate the public on the fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Obamacare are one and the same? Liberals routinely use this fact to show how ignorant the Trump voters were. Could they be inadvertently educating those ignorant Trump voters through this ridicule?
 
If so, then the racism of the Trump supporters is even further on display. Their sudden fondness for the ACA or its constituent parts once the “Obama” part is removed shows that it was only about the fact that there was an HNIC.
 
Democrats need to create and promote their own Health Insurance plan. Right Now! Make the improvements that Obamacare needs. Get that into the court of public opinion. Fight it out. Try to find some bipartisan support. Take the Health Insurance issue away from the Republicans.
 
Stop quitting before the game even starts
 
Somebody needs to be looking out for the American people. Even those that aren’t looking out for themselves. The Democratic Party needs to fill that void.
Or move aside.
 
– Eliot

Conspiracy Theory II

I watched the Trump press conference yesterday. Every second. Like everyone else, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t figure out what made him do that. Today, I’m watching the media focus on the Mad King Donald act from the press conference today. Jabbering on and on and on about something that is so obvious that there really is no need for the media to report on it. It doesn’t require deeper analysis. It is right there. But they are flogging that dead horse nonetheless.
Then it hit me when someone said that he did this against the advice of everyone. Why would he do that?
A picture of the Viktor Leonov flashed across my screen. I commented on it. And, it hit me. What is the most important thing going on in the world today?
The Russians have just violated a nuclear weapons treaty.
Crickets.
The Russians are deploying new nuclear weapons that threaten NATO nations.
Crickets.
Why does Russia think they can blatantly violate a treaty with the US and deploy new nuclear weapons against NATO? Because we are talking about how crazy Trump is while ignoring the moves Russia is making against NATO. This benefits Russia and no one else. It is as if Putin directed Trump to create a diversion big enough to draw attention away from the fact that THE RUSSIANS ARE DEPLOYING ILLEGAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS AGAINST NATO.
Denying that Donald Trump may very well be actively working to the benefit of Russia is no longer an option for patriotic Americans.
Where do you stand? With America or with Russia? There isn’t a third option.
– Eliot