America, November, 2019

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I didn't think that I had any outrage left in me.  But the shaming of America by the coward's betrayal of our allies has burst the damn even for many of his most loyal common mumbling Murkins.  -Those of the unwashed monolingual mumbling masses that LBJ endearingly referred to as 'Muh fellow Murkins.'  LBJ had integrity and morality.  But the current cretan in our White House has no such morality nor conscience nor coherent thought processes.  During Vietnam, he paid off doctors with his daddy's money to fake his exemption from service, sending poorer people's children to die or be injured in his place while he honed his skills at being a con artist.  He never gave the sacrifice of others a first or second thought.  Not then, and not now.  He simply dumped the Kurds like he did so many fellow Americans who patriotically served their country.  He was chicken scared of serving in Vietnam; and he's a coward afraid of defending democracy in Northern Syria.  He doesn't care who dies to save himself from the responsibility of our commitment to stand by those who have sacrificed and served our nation.  He just walked away, setting our American integrity on fire.

This is what we get when we elect a draft dodger and coward as Commander in Chief.  "We don't want war," he whimpered when terrorist nations spit in our face.  God forbid that he should risk shitting in his pants by flying to a war zone to serve turkey to the troops at Thanksgiving!  So, the ever so clever Sultan of the new Ottoman Empire tweaked the pres by praising him and told him to move American troops out of the way so he could invade Syria.  Without consulting our military or anyone, he kvelled at the praise and agreed, issuing surprise executive Commander-in-Chief orders, pull out the troops, now.  "WTF!" shouted everyone around him, "Zeite Mishugah!"  But, the idiot knew in his self righteous imagined great wisdom, that he knew what he was doing, which he didn't.

 So, what happened?  Turkey promptly invaded sovereign Syria, with full force mechanized troops and airpower using anti-American terrorist organizations as shock troops.  The Kurds, under intense attack, had to abandon the prison camps where they were holding thousands of Islamic State terrorists troops and their families, and fight the terrorist Turks for their lives.  So, IS escaped and regrouped!  So, the Kurds had to call on their enemy, the Syrian Government, to help save them.  Syrian and Russian and Iranian troops rushed north to invade Northern Syria.  Hundreds of thousands of civilians fled for their lives.  American troops were actually caught in the cross fire between all the warring parties rushing into Northern Syria to slaughter each other.  In short, all hell broke loose because our idiot president moved our American troops out of the way.  Fooken Bloody Brilliant!

He handed the Middle East to Russia and Iran, victory to Asad, and trashed the sacrifice of Kurdish and American troops' efforts at defeating IS which has now been given the president's opportunity to regroup and attack.  In short, our president has created the biggest fuck-up in modern history with one single stupid order as Commander-in-Chief in return for having his ass kissed by Turkey's leader.

Of course, he likely did not forget his precious towers in Turkey.  But, perhaps he forgot the thousands of American troops, jets, and nukes in Turkey, along with their families, on huge Turkish controlled bases.  So much for his tough guy talk about destroying Turkey's economy if they do anything he "doesn't like."  They are doing it while he talks incoherent bullshit.  And then, as Russian troops took over former American bases stocked with food and supplies, he bragged about his 'huge success in brokering a peace deal,' what horse shit!  The 'deal' was that America got schtupped in the tuchus big time by our enemies.

Late edition, added at the last minute:  Over the last weekend of October, the Oval Office butthole announced that HE had killed the leader of IS.  He bragged and bragged as if he had had anything to do with it.  He gave totally made up details, insults, and other rubbish instead of a somber announcement.  Then it turned out that he had again violated the Constitution by intentionally leaving out Democratic Congressional Leaders from the required advance notice of the operation, while at the same time informing our Russian adversary.  Impeachment?  Its a wonder that there hasn't been a military coup!

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Courage and Patriotism

Pete Buttigieg

Sixty years ago in 1959, when I was a clueless little kid, it was impossible to imagine that the son of a Black African Muslim and a white Christian mother from Kansas would one day become the most intelligent progressive President this nation would ever know.  It was beyond imagining that he would be followed by the most vulgar, crude, corrupt, ignorant, segregationist, treasonous president in history.

Given all that, it is not at all difficult to imagine and hope for the election of a brilliant young hero who is a veteran, a highly educated Rhodes Scholar, who happens to be gay.  37 year old, US Navy Reserve LT Pete Buttigeig, Mayor of South Bend Indiana, who was deployed to Afghanistan, is the third most popular Democratic candidate for President as of late October.  He is just behind a radical socialist female 70 year old Senator and a 76 year old former Vice President.  If you think his Maltese surname is a bit funny or difficult to say, don't forget that America elected our first Black President with the middle name Hussein.  And try to forget that the current president, in the true spirit of American diversity, is the grandson of a pimp.

The incredible thought occurred to me, how much different American history might be had Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton become our first highly educated, gay veteran, mixed race President. Imagine! But, that will have to wait for a future article.

In October, Mayor Pete's campaign provided Gay Military Signal with his 'Comprehensive Plan to Secure A New Era of Equality for LGBTQ+ Americans.'  It is promoted as "breaking down the walls of exclusion to secure full equality in Health, Youth and Families, Community, Justice, Honor, and Leadership."

Imagine being free of fear that being who you are could cause you to be bullied in school, or threaten your job security, or your patriotic desire o serve your country, or your confidence that you can aspire to become anything you are capable of regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, and everything else.  Remember that President Obama accomplished a lot of all that, and that the current pseudo president has revoked almost all of it.

Buttigieg's plan proposes to provide 'workplace protections, a new national mentorship program that will build up a sense of belonging among LGBTQ+ youth, and will will ensure anti-discrimination is the law of the land, and it will work to put an end to the violence that is taking the lives of transgender Americans.'

Specifically, the plan lists the following:

  • End discrimination against LGBTQ+ people by passing the Equality Act and rescind the Trump Administration’s efforts to strip protections against discrimination.

  • Launch the We Belong National Mentorship Program for LGBTQ+ youth, which will call on leaders in the public and private sectors to mentor and strengthen the sense of belonging they need to thrive. 

  • Improve access to and quality of health care for LGBTQ+ people.

  • End the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 by restoring investments into researching a cure and ensuring access to affordable medication.

  • Protect LGBTQ+ students from bullying by providing resources for school districts to develop training programs to support students targeted by harassment. 

  • End “conversion therapy.”

  • Ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children. 

  • Protect the rights of all LGBTQ+ families by prohibiting discrimination against adoptive and foster parents and passing the FAMILY ACT to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave to care for a new child or sick loved one, including chosen family members. 

  • End youth homelessness as part of a comprehensive housing agenda. 

  • Ensure the safety of all LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender women of color, by vigorously enforcing hate crimes prevention laws and properly training law enforcement.

  • Rescind the transgender military ban and grant honorable discharges and appropriate benefits to the over 13,000 veterans discharged solely based on being LGBTQ+.

  • Lead on LGBTQ+ rights around the globe, including by strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ immigrants and refugees.

  • Celebrate LGBTQ+ history and culture, including by expanding the representation of LGBTQ+ people and history in our National Parks System.

Buttigieg's LGBTQ campaign promo's introduction correctly reminded us that "Fifty years ago," the "resistance at the Stonewall Inn" was "primarily led by transgenderwomen of color like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera," and others.  They also remind us that  "the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,
end(ed) a policy that forced service members to choose between the person they loved and the country they loved."  They remind us that under the current administration transgender youths often cannot use school restrooms appropriate to their gender identity nor aspire to patriotically serve our nation, and that LGBTQ Americans continue to live in fear of violent assaults.

The promo goes on at great length and you can read every word at:

Suffice it to say that as a proud gay veteran, I think he'd be our best next President.

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