Friday, March 31, 2017

Ivanka Trump And White House Nepotism - Ivanka Doesn't Represent Working Women

Republican strategist Amanda Carpenter, who once served as Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) communications director said of ivanka: "What's she doing exactly? Nobody knows. What qualifies her? Apparently being the president's daughter. There's a word for this: nepotism," Carpenter wrote. "And it makes everything Ivanka has done up to this point to position herself as an example for working women into a farce. By taking this role, Ivanka is taking away a life-changing opportunity from another woman, who undoubtedly would have more expertise than the first daughter."

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Legal definition: treason

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Tick.  Tick. Tick. 

#DumbQuoteOfTheWeek Pennsylvania Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner

"I haven't been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year–you know the rotation of the earth," Wagner said. "We're moving closer to the sun."

He added, "We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can."

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Internet privacy

There's a lot to take in about the changes to internet privacy. But the one thing that gets missed is this: it just got a helluva lot easier for law enforcement to obtain your private records without a court order.

That should scare the crap out of you. It's bigger than selling your info for profit; now you can be legally spied on for any and every thing you do.

#Illegitimate Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified' - BBC News

Interesting read. A little hard to follow but it backs up what I've been saying that he is #NotOurPresident

This comment struck me: "individual messaging for individual voters." Of course!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump truck

This is my new favorite picture. He's a 5 year old in pretty much every way. It's kind of awesome to see him act his mental age!

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Pi day also happened to be Einsteins birthday.

Everyone instantly recognizes his name, but most forget that in addition to being a brilliant scientist, he was essentially a refugee. He was a Jew from Germany who came to the US in the 1930s, after being persecuted in his homeland.

Thinking about this, there are two other things about him that may also be relevant today: in spite of being well educated, he was fairly poor; and he lived here for a fairly long period before he got his citizenship.

But that's not all there is to say about the man. Einstein had interests beyond science.

He was a social activist. Of the nazi regime he said "[they] shun popular enlightenment, and more than anything else in the world, fear the influence of men of intellectual independence."

He was a member of the NAACP, and passionate about being against racism. He called racism the "worst disease in the US, that's handed down from generation to generation" and was vocal about it, giving talks on the subject.

Einstein also encouraged socialism and was critical of capitalism, and gave talks on that too. He strongly advocated the idea of a "democratic global government" that would check the power of nation-states in the framework of a world federation.

Keep that in mind. Everyone can and should contribute to society on an intellectual level as well as have a social conscience. Keeping people down or out because they are different or merely poor is not a solution to anything.

Monday, March 13, 2017


"Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated"

El donaldo makes my head hurt.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain - child prodigy wants to become doctor and researcher

Tanishq is an Indian American who graduated from college at 11, and is now pursuing an advanced degree. He's wicked smart, and we should all be following his success. Why watch some lame TV show about a wanna-be-celebrity when you can follow this bright youngster!

I am not a crook

In these rather odd times with El donaldo, we've heard his "scandal" is like watergate. And he tries to twist it so that he's the victim of watergate, rather than Nixon.

I think it's clear he's a clueless buffoon, and he is Nixon in this case. He profited.  He didn't pay taxes. Perhaps he doesn't have any direct intelligence on his rivals through recordings, but those close to him very well may.

Read for yourself....

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Stuff that makes me crazy

Some "Christian" minister is proposing a boycott of Disney over the rumor that LeFou in the remake of Beauty and the Beast is gay.

We don't know, of course, how this will be portrayed, but in keeping with disneys traditional work on social issues, it will probably be subtle.

But they're portraying him as gay! The horror! Boycott Disney!

Never mind that Aladdin had a character in Jafar that many argue was an alduterer! No the problem with that movie focused in it being about a story from the Middle East.

And never mind that Mufassa is killed by Scar. Who cares about a pesky storyline about killing a brother when the word "sex" appears in the stars!

I mean, it's absurd that there's outcry about trivial things, yet nothing about story points that violate what god handed down as law in the 10 commandments.

This is what's wrong with religion. People focus on the wrong aspects. How about following the principles and doing good to your fellow man?

Friday, March 3, 2017

Can you imagine if it was Hillary, rather than Trump?

It's amazing to me that her emails were such a concern. Even though they were thoroughly investigated. That Benghazi was an issue as much as it was.

And meanwhile, he has at least 4 people who had direct ties to Russia, his VP used a private email server that was hacked (and had sensitive information on it), he has an AG who lied under oath, and he has several ongoing scandals - not the least of which are that he got a soldier killed for no real reason, and he has likely violate the emoluments clause for his conflicts of interest.

And yet congress, which has the duty to investigate any and all of these, has decided to simply ignore all of it.

Can you imagine if she had been elected? (oh who am I kidding, that wasn't going to happen! The Russians made sure of that). And had been implicated in any portion of this?

The committees, investigations, and talks of impeachment would have been incessant.

Talk about your double standard.

All I'm asking is that he and his posse be investigated, thoroughly, openly, and without delay. It's time to unravel and undo this. All of it.