Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tweets In The Wind

I was never interested in shallow, ego-stroking, gossipy social media. I’m already too shallow and ego-stroking. I never had any interest in working for the Zuckerman data mine. If I wanted to hang with Russians and angry idiots, I'd go to Trump Tower or a rally. No, thank you.

I don’t know why I relented to the relentless prodding from friends and family to go on Twitter. I resent relenting. While I confess to learning tidbits of information, I resent wasting more of my time being tethered to screens. I look in mostly for distraction lately. 

I don’t even know if the account stays active after long neglect. I don’t care.

In the event I just abandon Twitter, or it abandons me, I’ll record most of my “Tweets In The Wind” here for posterity. Apologies for the shameless plugs, and for the mild annoyance in readers with a  longer attention span than a caffeinated child, which I resemble more and more lately.

Ironically, I'm compiling these tweets for the benefit of the few in my life who never stare at screens. It will be satisfying to hand them hard copies, guaranteed to survive the Eloctro-Magnetic Pulses that will end civilization as we know it. 

These remarks, in reverse chronology, skim over some of the strange and terrible events of just the past seven months.


How evil prevails: Republicans don’t HAVE to be sex offenders to gain high office. They just need to “strongly deny” the charges. That should settle it. Keep the "biased" FBI out of it. The conservative Republican men, the "real victims", have suffered enough.

John McCain is gone. He had a sense of honor and basic human decency that is no longer found in American Con-servatism. He condemned “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”

#Orwell "Truth isn't truth". "1984" tells us how far we've descended as a nation. The downward trajectory is steeper than ever.

"What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening". This Orwellian line may as well be the motto of the Trump far Right agenda. It conforms perfectly to the mission of FOX(R), Breitbart, and Limbaugh.

Putin's Puppet: A Love Story The big meeting every sane person dreads is upon us. Putin's going have an entertaining, and very rewarding, day for sure. Secrets will be spilled. After all, "No Puppet" Don likes to make a good impression with Russians.

In case anyone missed this. The bottom line: By word, wink and nod, Trump got his loyalty oath, a promise of immunity, and the power to pardon himself from Kavanaugh. Wall Street and the Kochs now have the Supreme Court. The USA is now a failed state.

The emotional strain and trauma for CHILDREN needlessly taken from their parents arms and ruthlessly imprisoned is State Sponsored Child Abuse. The KINDERGULAG: State Sponsored Child Abuse

Who believes this con? Kirstjen Nielsen says, "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period. Don’t believe the press.” How to create future sociopaths? Traumatize children by taking them from their parents and locking them in cages. Mission Accomplished.

Trump/Alt-Right/Authoritarian Dirty Dozen Rules of Discourse: Deceive Define Deflect Distract Demand Demean Demonize Despise Dictate Discredit Dismiss Distort

To protect the Cult leader, the alt-Right and FOX seek to discredit the Justice Department and shut down a productive investigation into Russian interference in our election. It amounts to treason, the deepest betrayal of our country. All in service to the Big Dotard.

The "Meeting of Two Dictators Summit" went as if Kim is in possession of a copy of Putin's video of the Dotard's hotel activities in Moscow... Predictions and Update: What To Expect From Singapore? More Winning...For Kim.

Not strange, Bernie. Sad. Very sad.(Bernie: I find it very strange that President Trump has such a hard time getting along with the leaders of the world's major democracies but feels very comfortable with despots and authoritarian leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Duterte and Mohammad Bin Salman.)

As horrifying as the first two sentences are, the greater tragedy is in the third. Cowardice is bad enough. The shredding of the Constitution and betrayal of our country is now the ruling party's agenda. (Steve Schmidt: TRUMP disgraced the Presidency and the United States at the G-7 summit. From his slovenly appearance to his unpreparedness, ignorance and arrogance, he beclowned himself. The Republican majority is filled with cowards who are servile supplicants to the most unfit POTUS ever)

FOX(R) v. Journalism: Exhibit A. Sean Hannity asked Ted Koppel, “You think I'm bad for America?” Koppel responded, “Yep. You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.” Ideology over facts. THERE's your "enemy of the people".

The Nazis of the 1930's used the term “Lügenpresse”, or lying press, in their campaign to destroy journalism.

We know the routine. When White American Conservatives feel their privileged social order is threatened they become angry.

The Right sees Constitutional taxes, regulations, and public health care as oppressive “tyranny". The Left sees unprovoked war, torture, corruption, accepting Russian interference, voter suppression, and brutal law enforcement as tyranny. Who are the "real Americans"?

Fascism And State Media: Manipulation of fear, anger, hate, racism and blame has been a primary tool of fascists and tyrants throughout history. Ours is no exception. The Party of Trump hates a free press and democracy.

Dana's (Loesch) Dear Leader whom she and the NRA helped elect says the press is the "enemy of the people". Now THAT's authoritarian...and outright fascist.

Like a lost runaway joining a cult, America surrendered its conscience, mind, and soul to an authoritarian regime. And Trump wasn't the first. In 2004 we re-elected a man who lied us into war.

The NRA and far Right are frightened. They have always been paranoid. Every time a Democrat is in the White House they howl, "They're coming for our guns! They're going to repeal the Second Amendment!" Fear And Loathing From The Axis Of Slaughter WaPo: Ted Nugent says Parkland students "have no soul," calls them "mushy-brained children"

The GOP/NRA say no assault rifle was used in mass shootings. Definition: Any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; A rifle that resembles a military assault rifle designed to allow only semiautomatic fire"

The silence alone in Emma Gonzales' historic 6 minute, 20 second speech spoke more truth than the Republican/NRA/Trump Axis of Slaughter ever could.

Trump to Putin: Congratulations on winning the election. Putin to Trump: Thank you Komrad! I told you we could do it. And I also won the election in Russia!

Through their outright lies, the radical Right has waged war on our Constitution’s regulation of commerce and provision for the general welfare. They actively suppress voter rights, democracy, a free press, science, education, unions and minorities

“Collusion” is not a legal term. Conspiracy is, and that is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED when Trump’s people attempted to conspire with Russians to defeat Hillary. Obstruction of Justice is a legal term, and that is also EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

Is anybody else wondering why FOX(R) isn't complaining about "state media" anymore? (Jake Tapper: If you’re a news organization and the folks in power are constantly praising you, you’re doing it wrong. By definition.)

This is kleptocracy in full swing. Trump's blatantly corrupt crony capitalism and nepotism are rewarding the worst people in the country. Guess who gets to pay the bill? Lock them up! (Citizens For Ethics: Billionaire investor and longtime Trump confidant Carl Icahn dumped $31.3 million of stock in a company heavily dependent on steel last week, just days before Trump announced plans to impose steep tariffs on steel imports.)

It would be interesting to know how many of us gun owners understand there is no need for AR 15s for self-defense. It is the body count that rises when military style weapons flood our civilian population.

Evidence? Must be some liberal media/journalist/educator/scientist/FBI conspiracy theory. (Neil deGrasse Tyson: Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.)

Is this thing on? Since I've been dragged kicking and screaming onto Twitter, I may as well start out by annoying some MAGA fanatics, clueless jerks, and other gullible fools. "When MAGAts Attack".


Who needs to waste time on bumper stickers, anyway?