How Trump Bullied the Tax Bill to Life

how did it happen? how did it happen so fast? easy. he’s now kicking his own nest. the one where the people of his own country get fucked with, simply because he can. because he needs to accomplish getting some sort of legislature put forth and instituted, before the year is finished. and he did it—at the expense of everyone who is not wealthy and not a major corporation. 

everyone knows major corporations, the major ones like boeing, verizon, goldman sachs, &c... seldom, if ever, come through in paying their share of corporate taxes. somehow, for some mysterious reason(s), they’re exempt from having to pay corporate tax? 

on the heels of this tax bill going forward (should be put into effect for real in february, 2018, and affect everyone in 2019) big corporations had major holiday parties and gave out a bunch of bonuses. did anyone you know, personally, receive a six-figure holiday bonus in 2017? 

healthcare programs are doomed. cutbacks will greatly affect such programs and soon, states may lose insurance for their children. is this what trump voters wanted? not only for others but for themselves? they were fine with losing medicare and medicaid? social security out the window? what about future generations and the elderly now? why separate ourselves from the rest of the world only to treat one another horribly and with a brute bully tribal mentality? 


Moving Forward, Let's Not Forget What Just Happened

despite his blind supporters willing to dismiss any charges of pedophilia or teenage attempted rape,  despite the nastyass, darth vader style of steve bannon's speeches, despite riding to the voting booth on a horse named, "Sassy", roy moore lost the alabama senate election. towards the end of the run, moore was pretty much MIA or AWOL ,rather. he asked the citizens to vote for his character. a tall order, simply given the number of terrible actions and frequency of his bigoted rhetoric. and so now there it is, doug jones won thanks in large part to the african-american vote. jones received 96% of the black vote, and within that stat, one finds the black female vote pushed jones over the finish line, and into the senate. 

in 1963, four little girlsAddie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair were killed, roughly 20 injured, when the kkk firebombed a baptist church in birmingham, alabama. 39 years later, in 2002, doug jones (now, alabama senate winner) was responsible for the prosecution of two members of the kkk, for their involvement in the church bombing. both monsters received life in prison. that tragic september day, 1963, those four girls were everyone's daughters. 

no need to summarize the lousy bigoted things moore said during his campaign. for the most part, he managed to single out different races and faiths. he and bannon fought a dirty fight, and why not? in order to pull attention away from the underage sexual abuse claims, roy moore and his posse, needed to avoid the issue all-together. 

but people couldn't forget. it was a lot to shake off at once and it seemed alabama is left with their own individual opinions and thoughts on the cases. they believe and stand by moore.  mainly, white female voters. perhaps the same ones who were part of the 51% of white, female trump voters?     

these are some of the teenagers, who grew up to accuse roy moore of underage sexual abuse and at least one account of rape.

so what happens now that doug jones is in and roy moore is out? moore refuses to concede. jones is getting ready.will moore take the back door and get away with whatever sick behavior he had as a 30-year old attorney?


Kicking More Nests is the Best Spin

today, trump went ahead and agreed with israel in recognizing jerusalem as its capital. the city itself is occupied by roughly 60% jews and 39% arab. of those 39% arab, roughly 92% are muslim. back in the late 40's, the united nations made a plan to let jerusalem stand as an international city. in other words: here y'all, enjoy the battles over territory and the holy city. and wars and battles indeed took place. by the late 1960's israel claimed the western portion of jerusalem while jordan, the eastern part as well as the old city. then the war in 1967 saw israel claim both eastern and western parts of jerusalem and in 1980, israel put into law their capital was jerusalem. the united nations security council didn't like this at all and found it to be a violation of international law. flash forward to the end of 2017 and one finds no country has their embassy in jerusalem, nor does anyone acknowledge the city as israel's capital except israel itself. meanwhile, many palestinians are convinced their capital will soon be jerusalem, as if to say, “what is israel even talking about?”

kicking hornet nests is something the united states president tends to do during times of distress, which is often. mention mueller to trump and he's tweeting support of roy moore or mocking north korea. mention flynn singing and trump is bound to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. a move incidentally, which is already being considered a national security threat. when this administration does badly, the nests get kicked. picked up and thrown against the wall. because if the american president is miserable, so should we the people be. kushner not forthcoming with information? simply make the "ball shoplifting" incident bigger than it is.

and of course america's finest god-fearing preachers are thrilled for jerusalem's capital status: isn't this the prophecy coming to life? every orthodox, christian and extreme faith follower supports trump's move today. most every faith except of course muslims. and why would they be thrilled? those who oppose are quick to say this means the end of any peace efforts. like, forget trying to play nice. in fact, this really isn't the first time he's kicked this nest. on the heels of the muslim ban's taking effect, thanks to the supreme court, trump is now upper cutting the muslim faith by declaring jerusalem the capital. is the koran violent? yes. is the bible? yes. however, the bible doesn't necessary lay out rules of death to those non-believers as the koran does. and while the old text is going through the sensitive process of being progressively updated (good luck), the koran itself is still followed as was intended. certainly by extreme groups like isis/isil.

the size of the nests are fairly big and they started small. they started in america with females. then blacks, mexicans and latinos. transgenders and homosexuals. and continues with support for roy moore despite the teenage rape allegations. despite the admission from moore himself he dated underage girls with permission from their mothers. then it branched out quickly with other nations. our country quickly distanced itself from all others. "time to focus on us" mentality which hasn't necessarily helped any citizens unless wealthy. the tax plan which will crush all classes save the upper, was the cherry on top. the neon lighting is on the wall.

the "president" signed a waiver today which will keep the u.s. embassy in tel aviv for six months. not long ago, the united states was offered land in jerusalem and we've paid a $1 a year since for what is still a large plot of land. perhaps in six months, we'll start to build an embassy. the only one of its kind since 1980 (when netherlands and costa rica removed their embassies from jerusalem). this move was the best way for a freaked out trump to take the pressure off his campaign's collusion with russia. spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on facebook ads was perhaps the best thing russia did for the cause. they know it. we don't. naming jerusalem the capital of israel affects a ton of people. it puts everyone on edge. because he is. and why shouldn't we be too?


200,000 Black Friday Background Checks

some people in the united states chose to shop for guns and various firearms this 2017’s black friday. it lead to the fbi’s having to conduct over 200K background checks. the most ever in a single day.

now of course there are a flurry of reasons why so many guns would be bought on black friday other than hot sales and deals. and a lot of it has to do with fighting terror and standing up to “the bad guy”. but are guns the answer? 

while firearms can make their owners feel safer and ready given any sudden event, they can also cause fatal accidents in the home and while at work. but everyone knows this right? every gun owner knows what they’re getting into when they’re getting a new gun, right? 

in texas, the shooter was hit a few times to the body by bullets, before fleeing by car and being chased by another vehicle. recently a man defected to south korea and was shot five times and survived. 

are we to start hailing vigilantes as heroes? we already do, so there’s no issue there. are we to commend the large sale of guns this black friday? are we excited to arm over 200,000 potential heroes? will these new gun owners make it safer for their families and communities? 

will these new gun owners be able to avoid falling into the “zimmerman” trap of racially profiling those in their communities; and/or will they too be forgiven and handed passes for causing whatever mortal wounds necessary in the name of good being a good community watchdog?

we shall see what happens. hopefully nothing happens. hopefully everyone stays safe and shooting events cease. 


Fuk the FCC

^ the number to call to harass the greedy schmucks, wanting to take away our rights to level playing field internet. 

^ WORST of them all is new head, ajit pai. once in bed with verizon, now this guy is riding the “fuck people and fuck net neutrality” mentality all the way to their 12.14 vote. 

^ wanna send some physical mail? perhaps a book on the subject of today’s internet vs 1990’s net? pai wants to bring back “90s internet”. what? you mean when we used aol disks and rocked X amount of free hours on the net? the screeching? the slowass loadtime. the fat get fatter. it’s just about the one area/industry they (feds) haven’t quite figured out how to crack. but they’re onto it. they wanna sell it out and help big companies like verizon, get fast sites. fast-lane sites. pay to play. 

will nothing be organic? why is society so quick to assisinate all things organic. dismiss it, find and utilize better ways to generate content, viewership, followers, growth and more. everything is “hacked”. you think you can go “word-of-mouth” and organically, yet there’s an outfit willing to fork over big bucks for all those things, and receive them in 24 hours. 

will this blog sell-out and become a product of at&t’s? is that the only way to survive these days? is this what kills this space or does it all remain, we simply sell-out and pay money or else the upload time stinks? 

it’s imperative if you’re reading this, to please reach out to pai and the fcc! let them know how you feel and your thoughts on the 12.14 vote. 


It'll Get Better...After it Keeps Getting Worse

very recently: roy moore, louis c.k., sexual assault and abuse has become mainstream. it's no longer the "open secret" it once was. or isn't it? as the list of offenders masked as powerful men lengthens, as it did a while back with men of the faith--in the church to spread the word of god and molest some boys, the question really becomes, "then what?" are we looking at trials? just more out of court settlements and trips to recovery spas? obviously, men in these positions of fame and power are suddenly and quietly trying to figure out how to let everyone know they're one of the "good guys". but, we can be certain events and behaviors like these exposed, are still happening. it's hard to put a brake on the evil train. this is also why we can expect a lot more to come out. this is liberating. it validates victim's suffering and years of silence. it sends a message to men, "no one is safe." or aren't they? see, while as many of these cases are now coming to light, there are many more out there that still have a tight lid on top.

and what will make the lid popping harder is when some members of society feel the need to defend these men. for example, roy moore. the offender honestly believes as long as he sought permission for the victims' mothers, it'd make everything okay. forgivable at best. and some politicians support him. which is rotten since these people in government forget the influence their actions and behavior has on their citizens. like when the reality real estate star became president, there were numerous events of groping and hate crimes. were some falsified? sure, as is the case with anything these days. look at the military academy where a black student admitted to spraypainting racial slurs on the school; but once blamed others and brought the school together to combat such racism. it happens, however, these rare acts of bullshit hardly outweigh the number of actual, fucked up events. and that's when society plays judge and jury-we so quickly decide who's worse, which act of depravity was most evil? as seen across social media platforms, everyone is weighing in on everything from north korea to harvey weinstein. and rarely does anyone agree. even when they do, they don't. what harvey did was terrible yet louis somehow gets a pass in some cliques. the las vegas shooter lost his marbles yet the church shooter was worse because his killings were execution style and the military failed to notify the feds of his mental instability.

shootings are happening so frequently, they've become normalized. all society wants to know at this point is: how many killed? injured? children? race of the shooter? it's now akin to checking the sports pages for yesterday's boxscore. attention is fleeting these days because as soon as say a natural disaster strikes somewhere, there's a mass killing or exposed sex offender happening. it's also giving reason for many to reinforce their bubbles. stay put. nowhere is safe. stay in, watch the news, read the feed and form an opinion to share with others as a means of trying to connect and relate with other humans.

back in 2001, not many people liked w bush. but that seemed to be a time when tragedy brought people together. today's political climate has affected society to a point where even during times of despair and terror, we seem incapable of getting together. as if the notion is some sorta pre-historic hippie stuff. eventually, as more heads roll and the evil continues to be brought to the forefront, society will either implode on itself from its inabilities to come together or succeed in thriving on an individualistic, me-first basis blueprint for survival. 


The Power of Storytelling

many species communicate. they growl. tweet. click. squeak. squak. we’re the only ones to speak. verbally communicate. humans. humans need to share their stories. it’s not being able to share your day with someone that makes you feel lonely. or sometimes, families pass down stories, just as various cultures around the world, have their oral traditions. 

people still tell their stories, but mainly online, where they’re shared with populations of folks who know you super well and others who are six degrees-related. someone "likes" your comment, they then befriended and perhaps followed you. 

whether it’s the “oh my god” pal, or the TMI aunt, everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes we pick and choose who we report to based on our comfort levels. motivational speakers often rely on personal stories when they speak before large audiences; and platforms like LinkedIn, encourage recommendations from peers where those who know you and your work are asked to tell their stories about working alongside you.

telling stories is powerful. more and more, marketing is calling upon honest, real stories. society as whole begs for it. we want to learn more about others’ struggles. others’ views, no matter how closed minded and bubbled everyone may seem on the surface, they still want to listen to others. the desire to connect and relate to others is palpable. 

this is why when someone is victim of sexual assault, everything goes out the window. the course for storytelling becomes extremely limited. the power in the abuser, is the ability to strip the storytelling away from the innocent victim. who can they tell? who would do anything? who would believe them? would their career be ruined for something that happened to them? if the victim isn't silenced by someone else, they're certainly silencing themselves from fear on many levels. 

alabama’s roy moore has recently been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager(s) when he was a thirty year old accountant. those who defend the judge are saying either “this was so long ago” or “it’s just a left wing smear campaign”. when accusations of sexual assault came to light about louis c.k., some made excuses similar to moore's supporters. depending on the abuser, society is quick to make its decision. its judgments. the same person who may defend moore, may not support louis. louis c.k. quickly wrote a statement on the heels of a ny times article showcasing his masturbatory offenses, whereby he admitted his guilt and said all stories were true. he validated the victims' stories. he returned their naturally given power. 

because more victims are coming forward, the powerful, and often rich, american influencers of society are falling, as victims’ stories are finally being told. and as we’re also seeing, accused abusers’ nearingly deafening silence, speaks volumes. essentially, silencing someone through sexual assault is worthy of an additional charge akin to kidnapping. 


Best Memory of All-Time Ever

how do you take down an old bigoted, sexist unpatriotic president? question his loyalty to the country. take him to task. if one day he proclaims transgender soldiers and military personnel are “too costly”, then surely he’d remember the name of a fallen soldier when calling their family. 

if one day he exclaims, “i’ve always wanted a purple heart! this was much easier!” then certainly he’d recall the name of a fallen soldier when calling their family. if one day he declares he “likes his soldiers not captured” when Senator John McCain’s name is mentioned, then i’m almost positive he’d remember the name of a fallen soldier when calling their family. 

and if one day the same president, jokingly or not, announces he wished he had more nukes, and continuously taunts north korea while sending troops in harm’s way—then positively, he’d recall the name of a fallen soldier when calling their family. 

but he didn’t. he flubbed the call and he sent kelly and sanders to clean up his blocks and apple sauce off the walls. and every day since, he’s been defending himself and doing his best to prove how much he loves his military, “his” troops and Sgt. La David Johnson. but hey, La David “knew what he was getting into,” right? whether or not he could remember Sgt. Johnson’s name, that phrase alone should earn every citizen’s disrespect. the sentiment is one thing, how one says it is quite another and let’s face it, the president saying anything is akin to throwing a revved up chainsaw down a flight of stairs. 

a four star general sold out, as did anyone else who stepped to plate in defense of the lousy condolence call. a call while small to most, under the surface is actually very significant. quickly, the short list looks like: 
- he has to call a black female. period. 
- he can’t recall a black sargent’s name. 
- he in no way, makes the widow feel any comfort. 
- when called out by Wilson, he attacks her. 
- within the amount of time he’s feuded with Johnson and Wilson, he could have visited them to bury the hatchet or invite them to an event. but he won’t. 

we all know Sgt. Johnson’s widow deserves better. No matter how one examines the event. plus, the fact it took them an extra 48 hours to find and transport his body home is definitely salt to the wound, considering. therefore, it is imperituve media continue to challenge the president’s loyalty to his country. may the questioning of his patriotism drive him insane to the point of having a tattooed portrait of Barak Obama on his back! 


Why Tough Love Doesn't Work Anymore

the true deep fabric of our society is a horrendously grim and torturous one. the "tough loving" our society continues to give itself over and over again, is not only beginning to backfire, it serves no purpose in an environment struggling to defend and protect rights. the "suck-it-up, honey" mentality, expressed over the past few hundreds over the past few hundreds of years, is no longer being adopted nor listened to. silencing victims is tired and the power dynamics are shifting.

tough love doesn't work anymore since society elected a bully into office. a president who distinctly pulls triggers and silently blows dog whistles. he has made no effort to apologize, go back and view his wrongdoings or even study up on his history. before his inauguration, he had plenty of time and resources to figure out what he was actually getting himself into. had ample time to sit down with barak and study. he chose not to. he opted to surround himself with those who'd best direct and guide him. but now, it's october and a vast majority of those given such positions to advise and support, are gone .

tough love no longer works because fear is no longer an option. tough love no longer works because the bottom has fallen out on compassion and if events and situations call for it, the opposite is no longer required or received. society realizes "locker room talk" actually isn't okay or forgivable. it leads to harvey weinstein. it leads to abuse and harassment. tough love isn't progressive. it offers nothing other than shame and isolation. it's not as much a "tool" of the "real world" as it was once made out to be.

oh, people will still attempt to utilize tough love. the president of the united states will certainly continue to employ it because that's what he's used to, being our nation's eldest elected president (after ronnie). but it's not working. humans have evolved emotionally and the normalization of shame and abuse is on its way out.


Pick & Choose Battles

bill clinton did some cool shit! it’s true. but he was also pretty fucked up and if you wanna chat about men of power getting away with shit, then he shouldn’t be left out of the conversation. just saying. he had our society hate lewinsky. you realize this yes? i’ll put it to y’all this way: three fucking days after he testified to a grand jury that he didn’t boff monica, he bombed a sudanese aspirin factory. they claimed at the time it was where bin laden was “working on nerve gas”. it wasn’t. it was a civilian target. civilians died. and for what? to distract society. to pull focus from his testimony and her appearance in court, to bombing the bad guys. and as much as i do find bill clinton entertaining and smart, to answer hillary’s question of her aptly titled, “What Happened?”, what happened was you ultimately lost because of your husbsnd’s “legacy”. i still contest she should have left him right after she allegedly smashed the bedside lamp upside his head! then, i think she would have won. instead, around the time of this bombing and the grand jury trial, the monica shaming started. “i did not have sexual relations with that woman.” hillary, being a politician herself, decided to stand by her man and blame the other woman. the mistress. how fancy! hillary then blamed herself in the process, saying she believes she perhaps wasn’t giving bill what he needed emotionally. monica lewinsky was 21 years old at the time. “the girl the president came on”. “the blue dress”.

see, truth is-bill clinton is just as ambitious and just as narcissistic as frump is. as most of them are. but because he and guys like jfk are charming and handsome, they kinda get a pass. fat harvey and gross frump don’t. we pick and choose our battles. we decide which crimes are worse. who should serve a harsher takedown despite committing the same fucking heinous acts. bill cosby is still going. new trial coming up. simpson is walking around town. clinton is writing book reviews for the ny times and lecturing. as if he never deregulated wall street, didn’t “slut-shame” his intern and didn’t intentionally murder innocent sudanese civilians to draw attention away from his penis. elijah wood comes out with others like corey feldman, admitting hollywood has a pedophilia problem, and no one does a god damn thing. no one’s like, “holy shit! children are being molested in hollywood?!?!” no one. there’s a modern day slavery issue in which our nation has over 50K slaves, and no one bats a fucking eyelash. we pick and choose our battles. shame on what our society has morphed into and shame on what it’s always been.