Saturday 24th June 2017


Mystery

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I'm 70 my next birthday, and I don't seem to have learned anything. The whole damn world's still a mystery to me. And even more so on days like today, when I feel like I'm drowning in greed, stupidity and cruelty all around me. Maybe I'm just blue, because my wife has been gone on a trip, and I have been alone. Or maybe it's because of reading articles about a particularly horrible crime against a helpless handicapped person, which has been in the local news for months. Or maybe I am chemically unbalanced. At any rate, I am having the dark uglies today, and the world makes no sense at all. I have gone outside in the sunshine and got a moderate bit of exercise, but I still can't snap out of it.

Here are some things I don't understand, and that really bum me out.

Trump is an inept clown show

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Trump flopped at trying to repeal Obama Care. The Trumpster had the White House, a Senate tie breaking VP, and majorities in BOTH houses of Congress, and he still fell on his face trying to repeal Obama care.

Trump is an inept clown show. He's plenty evil, that's for sure.

But, the good news about Trump is………..

(GORSUCH) The Funny Side of Tea Party

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(GORSUCH) The Funny Side of Tea Party

While certainly very culturally destructive, there is also a funny side to the Tea Party, if you look for it. Here's a wonderful example. The Tea People blocked President Obama's SCOTUS pick Federal Judge Merrick Garland,  by (possibly unconstitutionally)  preventing Garland's nomination from even getting a vote in the Senate. The Tea People in the Senate did this, because Obama picked a sane person for the court, who the Tea People were afraid would NOT try to drag the nation back to the 1850's. So when Trump was elected and named Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS the culture wars Tea People were absolutely delighted.

…………………………………………………….But now, ……………………….

LARRY BUCSHON IS LYING

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Cynical GOP propagandists are lying to Americans about health care. Congressman Larry Bucshon is lying to 8th Dist Hoosiers about health care. They are talking to you about the GOP health care plan in terms of ACCESS. The problem is NOT access. The problem is coverage.

I once suffered the excruciating pain of an abcessed tooth for over two weeks. I was up to my ass in access to dental care, what I lacked was the COVERAGE (ie money) to pay for the care. It took me two weeks to acquire the coverage/money in order to be able to use the access.

Bucshon and these other big money Republicans want elderly people and helpless little children in the same sitiation for all health care, as I was in with my abcessed tooth. All access no coverage. Always plenty of access for those with money, but no coverage for those without money.

The Republican health care plan is NOT about health care, it is about tax cuts for big corporations. Larry Bucshon .is lying to you.  

LOBBYING

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Everywhere I go, I hear people saying that 8th Dist Congressman Larry Bucshon has sold his palatial home here in southern Indiana and has moved his family to Washington DC, full time. If that's true, and I believe it is, it might mean that Larry, having put in the requisite 4 years for Congressional retirement, is about to retire from the Congress gig, with full pay and insurance coverage for life. But moving to DC? That makes you wonder. If Larry were just going to go fishing or play golf in his retirement years, why would he need to move to Washington, to do it?

I'm guessing that this means …………………