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Cyrano

Cyrano's Journal
Cyrano's Journal
May 13, 2021

Meghan McCain throws a turd in the punch bowl

For some reason, I watched The View today and the opening topic was the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

Everyone agreed that it was a grotesque attack on American democracy. But when it was Ms McCain's turn, she spent a moment denouncing the attack and then changed the subject completely. She bitched about the current "disastrous gas shortage" and how it was all Joe Biden's fault.

This so-called "shortage" will last about a week and Joe Biden didn't use ransomware to shut down that gas pipeline. But that made no difference to Meghan. She was going to attack our (legally elected) president no matter what, and place the blame for all the problems of the world on him.

Many think that Meghan is a "moderate" Republican. I think she's a total ass.

April 27, 2021

It's nice to have a president who isn't a screaming asshole

It's nice to have a president who doesn't need to be in the news every hour of every day.

It's nice to have a president who cares about people's lives.

It's nice to have a president who consistently tries to do the right thing.

It's nice to have a president who is a decent human being.

It's nice to have a president who's sane.

I guess all I have left to say is let's enjoy every moment that Joe is in the White House.

April 22, 2021

Domestic Enemies

The Republican Party, at the state and federal levels, has dropped any pretense of civility, fairness, belief in democracy, or basic human decency.

It’s taken a couple of decades for them to reach what they’ve been building towards for decades: Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”; Reagan kicking off his campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi where the KKK murdered three civil rights workers; George Bush Senior using the racist “Willie Horton” ad to appeal to every American bigot; and then, the 2000 election in which the Supreme Court “appointed” George W. Bush Jr. to the presidency.

And just when we thought it couldn’t get more fucked up, a psycho rode down a golden escalator and, with the help of Russian interference, and the wingnut media demonizing Hillary, this knuckle-dragging conman ended up occupying the White House. As it turned out, this madman finally tore the mask off the reality of the disease that wants to turn America into a fascist country. A disease hiding behind the title: “The Republican Party.”

We’ve seen them denying that they tried to steal the last election through a violent act of sedition. We’ve seen their QAnon Eva Braun trying to start up an “Anglo-Saxon Caucus.” We’ve seen them oppose any semblance of decency by voting down every single piece of sane, needed, humane piece of legislation the Democrats are trying to pass. We’ve seen them call bullshit on the conviction of a murdering police officer. We’ve seen them defend their fuehrer who has been exiled to Mar-a-Lago. We’ve seen them take a crap on our Constitution, our values and our freedoms.

Understand this. The Republican Party is the deadly enemy of our democracy. If they once again manage to grab all the federal levers of power, it will become apparent to all what it’s like to live in a fascist country. Think those words are harsh? Then imagine if that horror were to become reality.

April 6, 2021

Regarding knuckle draggers

It seems that Republican insanity is increasing hourly on every issue imaginable. They're into massive voter suppression. -- They oppose anything Joe Biden wants to do to improve people's lives. -- They have no problem with further contaminating our planet. -- They don't give a rat's ass if many more people die from Covid-19. -- Any lie-of-the-day they spout is "Truth!" -- And they can perform the almost impossible task of ignoring the foul stench of their own corruption.

In short, the Republican Party has gone over the edge of the cliff and is in a free fall of moral depravity.

It's almost impossible to not be appalled that so many still vote for them. How much common sense is needed to grasp that, if Republicans ever again seize all the levers of power, democracy will end.

Trump ripped away the camouflage that has long disguised the horror called The Republican Party. It was, in reality, a thin veil that made them seem like "responsible people." It made them look like they were concerned with deficits, "family values," patriotism, flags, morality, personal responsibility, "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps," god, mom, apple pie, ... well, we all know the litany of bullshit they've been peddling the rubes for decades. And it is now glaringly apparent who and what they are. Given free reign, it's conceivable they could return us to the dark ages in which women were burned as witches and anyone who questioned the powers that be were tortured to death.

The Republican Party is leading a parade into some of the darkest eras of the past. And any sane person has to worry if humanity will self-destruct before it can evolve into a stable state of maturity.

April 2, 2021

Murder in plain sight

I just can't watch Chauvin's trial. That video tells the whole story, -- a nonchalant cop, hands in pockets, kneeling on the neck of a human being named George Floyd until he's dead. It was a horrendous video of a murder, pure and simple. Context and extenuating circumstances aren't even a factor here. To any sane, halfway reasonable human being, it was a public fucking execution.

Anyone but a cop would take any plea he could get. But this murdering prick knows that all he needs is one white supremacist, or one moron on the jury, and he walks away free.

I'm sick of having to share this planet with self-proclaimed "patriots," "cop lovers," flag wavers, god freaks who want to make all the rules, and so many other types of wingnut fanatics, -- including virtually every Republican.

I have no impartiality about this trial, so I never would have made it onto the jury. But no truly impartial juror can watch that video and not understand what they were seeing. If Chauvin is found "not guilty," I fear for the riots that will follow, along with the inevitable deaths that will occur. I really want to see this nonchalant murderer stick his hands into his pockets, look indifferent, and walk into a cell where he'll spend the rest of his life.

March 13, 2021

Thoughts on surviving four years of pure evil

Some knew on election night how bad it could get. At least they thought they knew. Most had no idea. A monster had inexorably come to power. And the nightmare began.

In reality, the Republican Party has been a nightmare ever since “Saint” Ronald Reagan’s reign. Reagan was an amiable imbecile who sold snake oil labeled “Trickle down economics.” Most had no idea that it meant, “Goodies for the rich and fuck everyone else”, but many bought into it. Especially when the white racist prerogative “Welfare Queen” was added to the mix.

Four decades later, the disguise was stripped away. It turned out that far too many Americans were comfortable with bigotry, hatred and fascism. And some of them saw it as their dream come true.

There’s no need to enumerate the crimes against humanity committed during the reign of the beast and his enablers. Anyone reading this remembers how every day of the last four years brought a new and more outrageous act of depravity. And in the final year, nature added its own contribution to human misery with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, the intense hard work of many dedicated individuals transferred all the reins of power to sane people. But the head has not been cut off the snake. The cultists are still lurking and waiting. And many of them hold high seats in our government. The danger has not passed.

An empathetic, decent, competent person is now in charge, along with a political party that actually believes in the inalienable rights of every human being. This week, they achieved something that seemed impossible a short while ago. They enacted a law to help everyone have food, a roof over their heads, protection for their children, jobs, and so, so much more. And they also restored that incredible something that every human being needs. Hope.

Over half a million people died due to “leaders” who were incompetent and indifferent. The rest of us survived four years of pure evil. But those who thrive on that evil are still hard at work to steal back the reins of power. If they succeed, they will bring into being a world of horrors that decent humans fear and despise. And the only thing that stands in their way is us.

Everyone has heard the words, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Yes, the word “women” must be added.) The truth of those words should be evident to all. Now is the time for everyone to do anything they possibly can do to ensure that sanity, progress and basic humanity triumphs over those who would enslave us in their crazed alternate universe.

If you’ve spent your entire life hoping/wishing/longing for sanity and decency to prevail on this planet, now is the time to act in any way you possibly can. All that’s at stake is the future of humanity.

February 28, 2021

That gold statue is beyond sick

These people are more fucked up than we thought they were. They're actually worshiping some grotesque piece of crap wrapped in a flag (and holding a bible?).

Their alternate reality is a place to which they want to take America and they'll do it at the point of a gun. We're laughing at them and mocking them, while we should be doing everything possible to quarantine them, shun them, and make them irrelevant. They are an imminent and deadly threat to all of us.

When fascism was threatening the world in the 20th Century, America stepped up and defeated it. Now, fascism is here among us and owns the Republican Party. We can't afford to let them take (steal) power again. They would pose a threat to the entire world.

February 27, 2021

We underestimate Trump and his crazies at our own peril

This article from Buzzflash is a must read. Trump is not only "not going away," but he and his cult pose a mortal danger to our freedoms.

A BuzzFlash Editor’s Commentary entitled, “Progressives Must Stop Getting Queasy Over Comparing Trumpism to Nazism,” detailed how Trump, while obviously not being an exact replica of Hitler, is utilizing many of his propaganda techniques ... to still try and achieve dictatorial power.

A key strategy of Hitler’s was to normalize the transformation of German society into a nation weaponized, with scapegoating as the justification, over a period of many years, until the horrifying became acceptable “patriotism.” What is happening in the post-inauguration stage of Trump’s American version of “Mein Kampf” (as dramatized, metaphorically, in Philip Roth’s “Plot Against America” on HBO Max) is a continuing normalization of sedition, insurrection, violence and hate galvanized by a continued big lie that “enemies of the people” stole the election from Trump. Indeed, the Insurrection is being sanitized by Congressional Republicans so as not to “taint” the big lie with the truth.

-snip-

Even out of office, Trump continues the normalization of a seditionist authoritarian government, built upon a foundation of lies, even as most advocates of democracy believe the peril to the Union is past. It’s not.

Trump will be ramping up the big lie, test marketing how far he can push, as his worshiping cult and elected GOP acolytes promote the idea that the White House is temporarily occupied by a usurper.

https://buzzflash.com/articles/trumps-toxic-big-lie-is-expanding-not-contracting-mark-karlin-buzzflash-editors-commentary
February 16, 2021

So Wile E. Coyote runs off a cliff,

remains suspended in space until he looks down and realizes there's nothing under him, and only then does gravity kick in.

At this moment, the Republican Party is hovering, but at some point reality will kick in. They are living in a crazed denial of political gravity and will be unable to escape the consequences. But until they fall, they are a great danger to democracy and they might just take us crashing down with them. History provides us with many examples of what the near-term future could bring.

The derangement inflicting them has been there for many decades, but it took a madman to unleash it and bring it out into the open. So here we are with an unrepentant madman, an incredible number of people believing that Dems drink blood and eat babies, and many others trying to bring about their dreams of fascism. If the Republicans can implement their many voter-suppression plans, they could just take over the congress in two years. That can't be permitted to happen.

Right now, Democrats are holding the levers of power and must use them to their fullest. The twin viruses of Covid and Republican madness must be defeated. Sanity must be restored. The alternative is unthinkable.

January 25, 2021

Republicans can't stop being dicks

A trillion or two in tax cuts? Great. A trillion or two for vaccines, the hungry, the unemployed? Fuck that.

There's cruelty in their words and deeds. Many of them wave their bibles while screwing their neighbors. Many have a deep, venomous hatred for Muslims, People of Color, LGBTs, Immigrants, Jews, Democrats, and anyone else who doesn't ascribe to their vile beliefs.

The monster is gone, but they're still here. They are the same disgusting human beings who made him possible. And they then bowed down to his wishes, whims and insanity. Are they even descended from the same species as the rest of us?

Unfortunately, we're stuck on the same planet with these wretches. And we're not going to change them. Hopefully, for the sake of our descendants, evolution will speed up a bit before the Earth is uninhabitable.

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