Way back in the 1950s when I was in elementary school, we used to have regular 'Atomic Bomb drills.' Seriously. They used to scare the hell out of us! We even got to see videos and cartoons showing what it would be like to be vaporized, have your flesh burned off, and your bones crumble into dust, all in a matter of seconds. It gave us nightmares! The drill went like this: there would be a siren or a bell going off on the school PA system. Then we would have to get under our little desks, fold ourselves up and put out hands over our heads, as if any of that would do any good in the middle of a fiery mushroom cloud. Being 9 years old, we knew better. Anyone my age remembers the joke: "Get under your desk, bend over, and kiss your ass goodbye." It was funny if you were 9 and scared to death. Well, it never happened; we grew up and lived to see the great Y2K millennium changeover in time. Imagine being born in the 1940s before television, before the internet, before smartphones, when even telephones were bakelite contraptions out in the hallway shared by an entire neighborhood; growing up and going to Vietnam; and growing old in the digital era. You had to be rich to make a phone call when I was a little kid; it cost a whole nickel, more than the price of a loaf of bread!
what's the point of that memory? The point
is that all these years later we have to be
scared of Atomic Bomb drills again, because
there's a crazy person with his finger of the
trigger of the world's biggest nuclear arsenal.
There are senators and other members of Congress
who are now saying that they realize that he's
crazy. It's a relief to hear that, because
up to now I thought he was an idiot. But,
I'm not sure if that makes things any better.
there's a crazy idiot running around the White
House in his bathrobe, farting and thinking up
Executive Orders in the middle of the night.
The halls and offices are mostly empty.
The 4,000 desks in the White House and support
offices out in the Virginia suburbs are mostly
unoccupied due to centralized paranoia and
ignorance about how the machine of the federal
billion dollar private family business can be
operated by a small inner circle of 3 or 4
family members plus maybe 25 core employees,
tops, who work with the family on a first name
basis. At any one time they may have
roughly 35 projects going on, with only one or
at most two that require their urgent attention.
That allows them to devote all of their energy
and time to their single crisis, and not have to
worry about anything else going on in the world
that has nothing to do with their money.
seemed logical to assume that "hey, we can run
the United States of America the same way we ran
our business; no problem." Right?
Wrong. There are roughly 3 million federal
employees, running thousands of programs, paying
close professional attention to hundreds of
domestic and international crises at any given
moment. Reports and analysis are flowing
up the chain of command constantly every second
of the day, with high octane professional
management types reviewing and processing all of
it and deciding what goes forward up the chain
of command. There are mistakes, but
generally it all runs like clockwork. All
of that has been tossed down the toilet.
No need to read any annoying reports, its all
fake garbage, right? There are three or four folks in their underwear sitting in a
nearly empty White House
imagining that they've got everything under
control. Whenever someone points out that
its Not under control, they get fired; bam,
security badge ripped off their shirt and
escorted out of the building, problem solved.
Every time Comrade T taps out a twitter on his
unsecured phone or opens his mouth,
people who have spent their careers protecting
America are like, "WHAT THE.....? Is he nuts?
Every day the little band of White House
know-it-all know-nothings pick a single problem
to beat to death. It does not matter if
sixty five million homeless refugees around the
world are starving and freezing to death this
winter. If you refuse to read reports and
briefings, then these issues don't exist.
If you refuse to appoint the top 1000 people to
write those reports, problem solved; "who needs
all those people!" said the President.
No, the problem of the day in mid February was
how to reverse the law ensuring equality for
Transgender school children's right to pee in
the loo consistent with their gender identity.
WHAT? That's right, they decided that we
can't have kids whizzing wherever they want to.
One school decided that a transgender teen can't
go to the boys room and he certainly can't go to
the girls room. So, they told him he could
go pee in the deep sink in the janitor's closet.
Seriously. That case is going to the
Supreme Court. Will the Supreme
Court of the United States of America have to
consider and contemplate the proper position for
transgender urination? Remember, it was
the President, as a candidate during a debate,
who said on live television that the former
Secretary of State's need to pee was
"disgusting." And now he's trying to keep
kids from peeing! Disgusting!
This website is dedicated to advocating the
rights and benefits of LGBT service members and
veterans, and all LGBT rights. But, all
that pales in importance when we are faced with
a historically catastrophic screw-up! (In
modern Hebrew: Balagan Gadol). This wasn't
supposed to have happened, that we would end up
electing an egomaniac megalomaniac fascist
lunatic along with a clueless Congress of narrow
minded nitwits crashing backwards in time to
1933 Germany. In fact, we didn't.
They cheated, and that was not supposed to be
able to have happened in America. If a
president and his team had absolutely no
connection to Russian operatives, false
government agency sponsored propaganda about his
opponent, organized intentional suppression of
minority voting, and more, then the president
would want and insist on a Special Prosecutor to
investigate and settle the matter as soon as
possible. If there was clearly no scandal,
his cowardly Congress of appeasers would want to
rush to prove that. But, its not
happening. Every effort is being made to
sweep the catastrophic scandals under the rug
and sabotage American democracy.
the first of March he addressed Congress and the
nation. Because he didn't take off his
shoe and bang it on the podium, nor tug his
trouser tops and bounce his junk as he did in a
debate, nor shout incoherent hysterical paranoid
lies, his speech was deemed 'nearly
presidential.' How we have lowered our
standards in just one month from the world
wisdom spoken by Roosevelt,
Truman, Kennedy, and Obama. He still
bragged about the balagan of his first month in
office, he still made 'fantastic' predictions of
achieving greatness without a shred of detail.
He still proclaimed coming glory by virtue of
deporting foreigners, magically vanquishing
enemies, and spending trillions while lowering
taxes. Its a wonder that he didn't click
his heels and start shouting in German, or
before the eyes of the world, democracy began to
die. You can pray all you like, but to
defeat this catastrophe will take the kind of
courage we had in World War II, it will take the
kind of self determination that we had when we
rose up for our rights and didn't stop until we
won. It will take the kind of heroes we
had in the days of Harvey Milk, Martin Luther
King Jr., and so many others who were unafraid
to speak out and demand freedom.