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McCamy Taylor

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Here is my fiction website: http://home.earthlink.net/~mccamytaylor/ My political cartoon site: http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/

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Will criminal charges of child abuse be filed

Against ICE and the others who have neglected, abused and, in some cases “misplaced” (I.e sold) immigrant children? What about the 2000 Missing children? Will they be found or forgotten? This is not over anymore than a genocide is over when power changes hands. There still needs to be a reckoning, otherwise it could happen again, this time to YOUR children when you are hauled away in handcuffs for a political crime.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 04:19 PM (3 replies)

Get Your Wiccan On at Midsummer, June 21. Protect the Children.

Midsummer, the longest day of the year is approaching. This is the day when protection magics and magics aimed at change work best, so gather your bonfire making tools, your nine herbs, your coven (or friends , family, familiars) and meditate long and hard about how we the people of the United States who tried to form a more perfect union have instead ended up with kids in concentration camps.

Light a very real fire under the fascists. These guys do not think that they are superior for being "white". These folks hate themselves, feel little and weak and the only solace they know is stamping their great big jack boots down on the necks of tiny children of color. Do not pray for their destruction--they are destroying themselves from within already. Pray that they will wake up in time to reclaim their humanity, before their lives on this earth are over.

Love can move mountains if we just love hard enough.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:39 AM (3 replies)

Trump's Fatal Blunder: the "Bandit King" Does Not Victimize Children

Look for Trump's support among America's self styled outlaws to plummet. That is because the Bandit King--Robin Hood, Pretty Boy Floyd--the mythical man of the people who defies the establishment and breaks the law to lift up the little (mostly rural) people who have been forgotten must follow a few simple rules. And one of them is protect the mothers and children.

Yes, the fascists and the neo-Nazis and Stormfront are mighty pleased. This is ethnic cleansing at its finest. Yes, any rich pedophile hoping to snag a immigrant child for his own perverted pleasure and any rich Trump donor in need of a docile domestic "slave" to hand rear is more than pleased.

But these folks are not members of the SSAO--the Self Styled American Outlaws. The self styled outlaws--the people who like to imagine that they are Sons of Anarchy--- are watching in horror as the man who promised to drain the swamp is using the swamp to bury the bodies instead. Tiny little bodies, of children whose faces are contorted in fear as their mothers' are dragged away.

It is now official. Trump is going down. I expect his Russian handlers will try to play their last card--persuade him to go with the Bob Roberts option and use a less than expert marksman and hope that Trump makes a better martyr than he did a Bandit King. But Trump is self serving above all else. He will never put himself in the line of fire.

And so, everyone is going down with him. Which will be yet another way in which Trump will fail to live up to his hype as the Bandit King. The Bandit King makes a big self sacrifice in the end. Trump will do whatever it takes to hang on to power, even if it means blowing up a friendly target in order to drum up an excuse for war. Who will die so that Trump can prosper? He does not care. The man has no heart, no soul. If he can do that to children, do you imagine that he would hesitate for a moment to murder you,a grown up American citizen for his own political gain?

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Mon Jun 18, 2018, 07:52 PM (5 replies)

Why the VA is Better than Private Sector: A True Story of a Little Piggy that Got to Come Home

True story. Diabetic develops sudden infection in his foot. Over the course of three days the lateral/distal part goes from basically normal with a small chronic wound to red/swollen/fifth toe bluish. He goes to the ER. Blood counts are up, sed rate is up (infection), xray shows no bone infection. A podiatrist—foot surgeon—is consulted. His prescription---schedule surgery to remove half the foot, because obviously there is a infection in the bone and part of the fifth metatarsal and all of the fifth toe have got to go. He cancels the MRI request. He does not need an MRI to know that there is a bone infection. Nope. In the last four years he has taken off 4000 of these lateral fifth metatarsals (foot bones) for infections…

Patient is ready to sign on the dotted line, except a friend with medical training says “Hold on sec. Why not get the MRI? Just in case it isn’t a bone infection? Maybe it is a cyst instead. It sure sounds like a cyst. Maybe you can save your fifth toe (which you don’t really need to walk) and half your foot (which you really do need to walk)?”

So the diabetic decides to be a bad patient. He demands the MRI that his surgeon refuses to order.

“It’s a waste of a $1000. It will only tell us what we already know.”

“I’ll pay for it myself,” says the diabetic.

“Oh, I am sure you’re insurance will pay for it,” admits the surgeon grudgingly. “If you want it, ask the internist to order it. I won’t do it.”

The diabetic asks his internist to request the MRI, a very easy to obtain, reliable test which can show right away if a bone is infected. Plain xrays may take up to two weeks to show the changes of osteomyelitis (bacterial infection of bone). The MRI reveals….

An infected skin cyst just as the friend with medical training suspected (there were clues which the surgeon refused to consider). No bone infection. Seems that the surgeon’s xray eyes failed him. Or maybe he was just eager to lop off half a foot along with the fifth toe.

To make a long story short, the diabetic fired that surgeon, got another surgeon, the infected cyst was removed, the metatarsal was saved, the fifth toe was also saved, and that Little Piggy got to cry “Wee, wee, wee” all the way home.

Now, why is the VA better than private practice? At least in my experience, the VA will do everything possible to save a foot even if it means a long hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics. Might have something to do with the fact that no one at the VA has a financial incentive to do unnecessary surgery and every incentive to keep veterans healthy.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Jun 16, 2018, 11:34 AM (5 replies)

Rudy Is a Mob Lawyer, So the Trump Crime Family Must Have Accepted the Fact

That this shit with Mueller is getting real. There is no way that Herr Cheeto-Hair would tolerate Rudy otherwise. But mobsters know that they have to give the mob lawyer free rein so he can get his job (thwarting justice) done.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun May 27, 2018, 12:53 PM (2 replies)

Trump Is a Symptom. Citizens United is the Problem.

As long as a single wealthy (foreign) corporation/donor can finance an entire national political campaign, we will be dominated by politicians who answer to wealthy foreign masters. Trump will be followed by someone else's hired puppet. These special interests will have no interest in keeping the U.S. economy healthy, no interest in what happens to US voters. They will only demand a cash return on their investment.

We are fucked from now until the end of forever, unless the Supreme Court overturns that piece of shit ruling. And since the President and Congress who select SCOTUS justices depend upon Citizens United to make a whole lot of money, that will never happen. So, we are fucked. Period. What? You think the asshats on the Court who thought Citizens United was a good idea are going to change their minds now that they have seen the results? Don't let them shit you. They always knew what was going to happen. This was all part of the New Federalist plan.

Democracy in America. 1787-2010. RIP

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun May 20, 2018, 01:13 AM (17 replies)

Are the "Shakes Ups" a WH Fund Raising Ploy? And By Fund Raising, I Mean Kick Backs.

You have to ask "Why would Trump suddenly announce that he is gonna privatize the VA when he has not done it yet?" He ran on a platform of doing it. He took Citizens United campaign bribes to do it. And then he did not deliver. But now, suddenly, as the 2018 midterms loom, privatizing the VA is suddenly a big priority again.

Or is it? Maybe he just wants the medical industrial complex to give him cash for a slice of the VA pie.

Same with Bolton. Maybe the man who never met a war he did not like is just there so Jarred can sell the rights to supply porta-potties or canned beans for the next war (that will never happen).

If Trump wants to make all the money he can before he has to make a hasty exit, he needs to solicit lots of bribes. The way to do that is to make promises. And what better way to make promises than to replace literally everybody in positions of power with new people who have not been bribed yet so they have no promises to keep?

It is all one big con. And the business people who think that Trump is "doing business" with them are being duped along with the rest of America.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Mar 31, 2018, 12:07 AM (0 replies)

Anyone Notice An Increase in Disabled Veteran Federal Employees Being Harassed?

Would like to hear from anyone who has experienced this. I have been hearing some stories lately that have me puzzled. People with up to date FMLA paperwork being told they can not keep doctor's appointments. Employers making extreme demands when its comes to work place accommodation requests. Terminations after one relatively minor event.

As we all know, veterans get first priority when it comes to federal hiring. And many of our nations veterans have been injured during their tour of duty, meaning that they have some type of medical disability. The Americans With Disability Act was passed to keep schools and employers from discriminating against those who can work with reasonable accommodations. If not for this law, every time an employee comes down with a diagnosis of cancer, he or she could find him or herself without a job (and insurance) simply because the employer could say "We don't want the uncertainty of an employee who may get sick. Young and healthy is more reliable."

As we learned after Vietnam, the private sector often does not want to take a chance with veterans and their (possible) disabilities, some of which are not always apparent at first glance. And so, many veterans work for the government. If veterans find themselves forced out of federal jobs, where will they go? And if the federal government is allowed to ignore the ADA, what about those who work in the private sector? Will we all become trash, to be used up and then discarded when we reach the ripe old age of 50, old enough to have heart disease and cancer but too young for Medicare?
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Mar 29, 2018, 06:14 PM (0 replies)

Can Member of the House Comittee Who Insist "No Collusion" Be Indicted For Obstruction of Justice?

I ask because of this story about a member of the committee who has now gone public to insist that the only reason he found "no collusion" was because he was not told to look for collusion. Seems to me that he has been talking to a criminal defense attorney.


On a related note, so many Republicans are demanding that Trump NOT fire Mueller. People like Ryan. Have their lawyers been telling them that this is their best defense against an obstruction of justice charge? Even as they secretly help Trump and Russia collude?

Looks to me like everyone in DC expects this to end up in court or Congress (or court) or both and is acting accordingly except Trump who probably still entertains fantasies of being rescued by Putin on a white horse.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 05:03 PM (2 replies)

(Russian) Talking Point Du Jour: Trump Is Too Stupid To Be Dangerous

Yes, Trump can be comical in a creepy kind of way. But I find the number of threads today stressing how very moronic he is kind of unsettling since I get the sense that something is going down in Washington, and that the folks who are engineering it (probably Russian mob mastermind Semion Mogilevich or maybe various ex-KGB spies or maybe all of the above) want us to think that we have nothing to fear from this new aging, Cheeto faced Dumbya among us.

Remember how absolutely stupid the Village Idiot from Texas was? Remember how much grief his handlers put us through? Do not be fooled by those who pretend that events in DC are part of a sit-com. This is our country. This is our economy. These are our children and this is our air and our Social Security and our health and our safety that are on the line.

When Trump crosses the line, he should be held to the same standards as any other president. He does not get a pass just because his handlers and apologists claim "Aw shucks! Look at him! He can't help it. He's too pitiful to hurt anyone."
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Mar 17, 2018, 04:06 PM (6 replies)
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